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Quran Dictionary - ذ ر ع

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The triliteral root dhāl rā ʿayn (ذ ر ع) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the noun dhirāʿ (ذِرَاع)
  • three times as the noun dharʿ (ذَرْع)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Noun

(18:18:12) dhirāʿayhihis two forelegs وَكَلْبُهُمْ بَاسِطٌ ذِرَاعَيْهِ بِالْوَصِيدِ
(69:32:6) dhirāʿancubits ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ

Noun

(11:77:9) dharʿan(and) uneasy وَلَمَّا جَاءَتْ رُسُلُنَا لُوطًا سِيءَ بِهِمْ وَضَاقَ بِهِمْ ذَرْعًا
(29:33:10) dharʿan(and) uneasy وَلَمَّا أَنْ جَاءَتْ رُسُلُنَا لُوطًا سِيءَ بِهِمْ وَضَاقَ بِهِمْ ذَرْعًا وَقَالُوا لَا تَخَفْ وَلَا تَحْزَنْ
(69:32:4) dharʿuhāits length ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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