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Quran Dictionary - د ل و

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The triliteral root dāl lām wāw (د ل و) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb tadallā (تَدَلَّىٰ)
  • twice as the form IV verb adlā (أَدْلَىٰ)
  • once as the noun dalū (دَلْو)

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 come down

(53:8:3) fatadallāand came down ثُمَّ دَنَا فَتَدَلَّىٰ

Verb (form IV) - to present, to let down

(2:188:6) watud'lūand present وَلَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَكُمْ بَيْنَكُمْ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتُدْلُوا بِهَا إِلَى الْحُكَّامِ
(12:19:5) fa-adlāthen he let down وَجَاءَتْ سَيَّارَةٌ فَأَرْسَلُوا وَارِدَهُمْ فَأَدْلَىٰ دَلْوَهُ

Noun

(12:19:6) dalwahuhis bucket وَجَاءَتْ سَيَّارَةٌ فَأَرْسَلُوا وَارِدَهُمْ فَأَدْلَىٰ دَلْوَهُ

See Also

Language Research Group
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