May I ask what this word خل means in the third verse of this extract from one of Al Mutanabbi's poems. Is it vinegar? أصاحب نفس المرء من قبل جسمه I befriend the soul of a person before his body وأعرفها في فعله والتكلم And I know him from his actions and his words وأحلم عن خلي وأعلم انه And I dream about my vinegar and I am aware that it (ie. the vinegar) متى أجزه حلما على الجهل يندم ________________________? What on earth is going on here?