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Quran Dictionary - ط و ل

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The triliteral root ṭā wāw lām (ط و ل) occurs 10 times in the Quran, in five derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb ṭāla (طَالَ)
  • once as the form VI verb taṭāwala (تَطَاوَلَ)
  • three times as the noun ṭawl (طَوْل)
  • once as the noun ṭūl (طُول)
  • twice as the adjective ṭawīl (طَوِيل)

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 prolong, to grow long

(20:86:14) afaṭālaThen, did seem long أَفَطَالَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْعَهْدُ أَمْ أَرَدْتُمْ أَنْ يَحِلَّ عَلَيْكُمْ غَضَبٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ
(21:44:6) ṭālagrew long بَلْ مَتَّعْنَا هَٰؤُلَاءِ وَآبَاءَهُمْ حَتَّىٰ طَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعُمُرُ
(57:16:21) faṭāla(and) was prolonged فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ

Verb (form VI) - to prolong

(28:45:4) fataṭāwalaand prolonged وَلَٰكِنَّا أَنْشَأْنَا قُرُونًا فَتَطَاوَلَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْعُمُرُ

Noun

(4:25:5) ṭawlanafford وَمَنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ مِنْكُمْ طَوْلًا أَنْ يَنْكِحَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ فَمِنْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ
(9:86:12) l-ṭawli(of) wealth اسْتَأْذَنَكَ أُولُو الطَّوْلِ مِنْهُمْ
(40:3:8) l-ṭawliOwner (of) the abundance غَافِرِ الذَّنْبِ وَقَابِلِ التَّوْبِ شَدِيدِ الْعِقَابِ ذِي الطَّوْلِ

Noun

(17:37:13) ṭūlan(in) height لَنْ تَخْرِقَ الْأَرْضَ وَلَنْ تَبْلُغَ الْجِبَالَ طُولًا

Adjective

(73:7:6) ṭawīlanprolonged إِنَّ لَكَ فِي النَّهَارِ سَبْحًا طَوِيلًا
(76:26:7) ṭawīlanlong وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَاسْجُدْ لَهُ وَسَبِّحْهُ لَيْلًا طَوِيلًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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