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Quran Dictionary - د م ر

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The triliteral root dāl mīm rā (د م ر) occurs 10 times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • eight times as the form II verb dammara (دَمَّرَ)
  • twice as the form II verbal noun tadmīr (تَدْمِير)

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 II) - to destroy

(7:137:21) wadammarnāAnd We destroyed وَدَمَّرْنَا مَا كَانَ يَصْنَعُ فِرْعَوْنُ وَقَوْمُهُ وَمَا كَانُوا يَعْرِشُونَ
(17:16:13) fadammarnāhāand We destroy it أَمَرْنَا مُتْرَفِيهَا فَفَسَقُوا فِيهَا فَحَقَّ عَلَيْهَا الْقَوْلُ فَدَمَّرْنَاهَا تَدْمِيرًا
(25:36:8) fadammarnāhumThen We destroyed them فَقُلْنَا اذْهَبَا إِلَى الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا فَدَمَّرْنَاهُمْ تَدْمِيرًا
(26:172:2) dammarnāWe destroyed ثُمَّ دَمَّرْنَا الْآخَرِينَ
(27:51:7) dammarnāhumdestroyed them فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ مَكْرِهِمْ أَنَّا دَمَّرْنَاهُمْ وَقَوْمَهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
(37:136:2) dammarnāWe destroyed ثُمَّ دَمَّرْنَا الْآخَرِينَ
(46:25:1) tudammiruDestroying تُدَمِّرُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ بِأَمْرِ رَبِّهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا لَا يُرَىٰ إِلَّا مَسَاكِنُهُمْ
(47:10:12) dammaraAllah destroyed دَمَّرَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ أَمْثَالُهَا

Verbal noun (form II)

(17:16:14) tadmīran(with) destruction أَمَرْنَا مُتْرَفِيهَا فَفَسَقُوا فِيهَا فَحَقَّ عَلَيْهَا الْقَوْلُ فَدَمَّرْنَاهَا تَدْمِيرًا
(25:36:9) tadmīran(with) destruction فَقُلْنَا اذْهَبَا إِلَى الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا فَدَمَّرْنَاهُمْ تَدْمِيرًا

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