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Quran Dictionary - ع ر ج

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The triliteral root ʿayn rā jīm (ع ر ج) occurs nine times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • five times as the form I verb yaʿruju (يَعْرُجُ)
  • twice as the noun aʿraj (أَعْرَج)
  • twice as the noun maʿārij (مَعَارِج)

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.

Verb (form I) - to ascend

(15:14:9) yaʿrujūna(to) ascend وَلَوْ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ بَابًا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ فَظَلُّوا فِيهِ يَعْرُجُونَ
(32:5:8) yaʿrujuit will ascend ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِمَّا تَعُدُّونَ
(34:2:14) yaʿrujuascends يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا وَهُوَ الرَّحِيمُ الْغَفُورُ
(57:4:26) yaʿrujuascends يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنْتُمْ
(70:4:1) taʿrujuAscend تَعْرُجُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ

Noun

(24:61:7) l-aʿrajithe lame لَيْسَ عَلَى الْأَعْمَىٰ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْأَعْرَجِ حَرَجٌ
(48:17:7) l-aʿrajithe lame لَيْسَ عَلَى الْأَعْمَىٰ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْأَعْرَجِ حَرَجٌ

Noun

(43:33:15) wamaʿārijaand stairways لَجَعَلْنَا لِمَنْ يَكْفُرُ بِالرَّحْمَٰنِ لِبُيُوتِهِمْ سُقُفًا مِنْ فِضَّةٍ وَمَعَارِجَ عَلَيْهَا يَظْهَرُونَ
(70:3:4) l-maʿāriji(of) the ways of ascent مِنَ اللَّهِ ذِي الْمَعَارِجِ

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