Mithal Verbs (المثال)

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A Mithal مِثال Verb is that whose first letter is sick in its root (base) form.

The Mithal verb always starts with either a Waw or a Yaa; e.g. وَعَدَ = to promise, يَئِس= to give up (There are very few verbs starting with Yaa in Arabic and they are seldom used.)

past tense
Plural Dual Singular
Third Person وَعَدُواthey promised وَعَدَاthey promised وَعَدَhe promised M
وَعَدْنَthey promised وَعَدَتَاthey promised وَعَدَتْshe promised F
Second Person وَعَدْتُمْyou promised وَعَدْتُمُاyou promised وَعَدْتَyou promised M
وَعَدْتُنَّyou promised وَعَدْتُماyou promised وَعَدْتِyou promised F
First Person وَعَدْنَاwe promised وَعَدتُI  promised M & F
present tense
Plural Dual Singular
Third Person يَعِدونَthey  promise يَعِدانِthey  promise يَعِدُhe promises M
يَعِدْنَthey  promise تَعِدانِthey  promise تَعِدُshe promises F
Second Person تَعِدونَyou promise تَعِدانِyou promise تَعِدُyou promise M
تَعِدْنَyou promise تَعِدانِyou promise تَعِدينَyou promise F
First Person نَعِدُwe promise أَعِدُI  promise M & F
imperative(command) tense
Plural Dual Singular ..
Third Person .. .. .. M
.. .. .. F
Second Person عِدُواpromise عِدَاpromise عِدْpromise M
عِدْنَpromise عِدَاpromise عِديpromise F
First Person .. .. .. M & F

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