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.)

CommandPresentPast
عِدْيَعِدُوَعَدَ
اِيئَسْيَيْئَسُ
يَئِسَ
هَبْيَهِبُوَهَبَ
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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