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Quran Dictionary - ب ر ج

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The triliteral root bā rā jīm (ب ر ج) occurs seven times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • once as the form V verb tabarraj (تَبَرَّجْ)
  • four times as the noun burūj (بُرُوج)
  • once as the form V verbal noun tabarruj (تَبَرُّج)
  • once as the form V active participle mutabarrijāt (مُتَبَرِّجَٰت)

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 V) - to display

(33:33:5) tabarrajnadisplay yourselves وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَىٰ

Noun

(4:78:8) burūjintowers أَيْنَمَا تَكُونُوا يُدْرِكْكُمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنْتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُشَيَّدَةٍ
(15:16:5) burūjanconstellations وَلَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا فِي السَّمَاءِ بُرُوجًا وَزَيَّنَّاهَا لِلنَّاظِرِينَ
(25:61:6) burūjanconstellations تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ فِي السَّمَاءِ بُرُوجًا
(85:1:3) l-burūjithe constellations وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ

Verbal noun (form V)

(33:33:6) tabarruja(as was the) display وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَىٰ

Active participle (form V)

(24:60:15) mutabarrijātindisplaying فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَنْ يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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