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Quran Dictionary - ص ب ب


The triliteral root ṣād bā bā (ص ب ب) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • four times as the form I verb ṣabba (صَبَّ)
  • once as the verbal noun ṣabb (صَبّ)

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 pour

(22:19:13) yuṣabbuWill be poured قُطِّعَتْ لَهُمْ ثِيَابٌ مِنْ نَارٍ يُصَبُّ مِنْ فَوْقِ رُءُوسِهِمُ الْحَمِيمُ
(44:48:2) ṣubbūpour ثُمَّ صُبُّوا فَوْقَ رَأْسِهِ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْحَمِيمِ
(80:25:2) ṣababnā[We] poured أَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاءَ صَبًّا
(89:13:1) faṣabbaSo poured فَصَبَّ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّكَ سَوْطَ عَذَابٍ

Verbal noun

(80:25:4) ṣabban(in) abundance أَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاءَ صَبًّا

See Also

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