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Quran Dictionary - س ف ل

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The triliteral root sīn fā lām (س ف ل) occurs 10 times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • six times as the nominal asfal (أَسْفَل)
  • once as the noun suf'lā (سُّفْلَىٰ)
  • three times as the active participle sāfil (سَافِل)

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.

Nominal

(1) Noun

(33:10:6) asfalabelow إِذْ جَاءُوكُمْ مِنْ فَوْقِكُمْ وَمِنْ أَسْفَلَ مِنْكُمْ وَإِذْ زَاغَتِ الْأَبْصَارُ
(37:98:5) l-asfalīnathe lowest فَأَرَادُوا بِهِ كَيْدًا فَجَعَلْنَاهُمُ الْأَسْفَلِينَ
(41:29:16) l-asfalīnathe lowest نَجْعَلْهُمَا تَحْتَ أَقْدَامِنَا لِيَكُونَا مِنَ الْأَسْفَلِينَ

(2) Location adverb

(8:42:9) asfala(was) lower وَهُمْ بِالْعُدْوَةِ الْقُصْوَىٰ وَالرَّكْبُ أَسْفَلَ مِنْكُمْ
(95:5:3) asfala(to the) lowest ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ

(3) Adjective

(4:145:5) l-asfalithe lowest إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ فِي الدَّرْكِ الْأَسْفَلِ مِنَ النَّارِ

Noun

(9:40:36) l-suf'lāthe lowest وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا السُّفْلَىٰ

Active participle

(11:82:6) sāfilahāits downside فَلَمَّا جَاءَ أَمْرُنَا جَعَلْنَا عَالِيَهَا سَافِلَهَا وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهَا حِجَارَةً
(15:74:3) sāfilahāits lowest فَجَعَلْنَا عَالِيَهَا سَافِلَهَا وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ حِجَارَةً مِنْ سِجِّيلٍ
(95:5:4) sāfilīna(of the) low ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ

See Also

Language Research Group
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