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Quran Dictionary - ب س م


The triliteral root bā sīn mīm (ب س م) occurs only once in the Quran, as the form V verb tabassama (تَبَسَّمَ). The translation below is a brief gloss intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on the word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form V) - to smile

(27:19:1) fatabassamaSo he smiled فَتَبَسَّمَ ضَاحِكًا مِنْ قَوْلِهَا وَقَالَ رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ

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