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Quran Dictionary - ح م ر

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The triliteral root ḥā mīm rā (ح م ر) occurs six times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • five times as the noun ḥimār (حِمَار)
  • once as the noun ḥum'r (حُمْر)

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

(2:259:45) ḥimārikayour donkey وَانْظُرْ إِلَىٰ حِمَارِكَ وَلِنَجْعَلَكَ آيَةً لِلنَّاسِ
(16:8:3) wal-ḥamīraand donkeys وَالْخَيْلَ وَالْبِغَالَ وَالْحَمِيرَ لِتَرْكَبُوهَا وَزِينَةً
(31:19:11) l-ḥamīri(of) the donkeys وَاغْضُضْ مِنْ صَوْتِكَ إِنَّ أَنْكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ
(62:5:9) l-ḥimārithe donkey مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ حُمِّلُوا التَّوْرَاةَ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَحْمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ الْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًا
(74:50:2) ḥumurundonkeys كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُسْتَنْفِرَةٌ

Noun

(35:27:18) waḥum'runand red وَمِنَ الْجِبَالِ جُدَدٌ بِيضٌ وَحُمْرٌ مُخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهَا وَغَرَابِيبُ سُودٌ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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