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Quran Dictionary - س ج ن

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The triliteral root sīn jīm nūn (س ج ن) occurs 12 times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb yus'jana (يُسْجَنَ)
  • six times as the noun sij'n (سِّجْن)
  • twice as the noun sijjīn (سِجِّين)
  • once as the passive participle masjūnīn (مَسْجُونِين)

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 imprison

(12:25:20) yus'janahe be imprisoned إِلَّا أَنْ يُسْجَنَ أَوْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
(12:32:16) layus'janannasurely, he will be imprisoned لَيُسْجَنَنَّ وَلَيَكُونًا مِنَ الصَّاغِرِينَ
(12:35:9) layasjununnahusurely they should imprison him ثُمَّ بَدَا لَهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا رَأَوُا الْآيَاتِ لَيَسْجُنُنَّهُ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ

Noun

(12:33:3) l-sij'nuthe prison قَالَ رَبِّ السِّجْنُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا يَدْعُونَنِي إِلَيْهِ
(12:36:3) l-sij'na(in) the prison وَدَخَلَ مَعَهُ السِّجْنَ فَتَيَانِ قَالَ أَحَدُهُمَا إِنِّي أَرَانِي أَعْصِرُ خَمْرًا
(12:39:2) l-sij'ni(of) the prison يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَأَرْبَابٌ مُتَفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ
(12:41:2) l-sij'ni(of) the prison يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَمَّا أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِي رَبَّهُ خَمْرًا
(12:42:16) l-sij'nithe prison فَأَنْسَاهُ الشَّيْطَانُ ذِكْرَ رَبِّهِ فَلَبِثَ فِي السِّجْنِ بِضْعَ سِنِينَ
(12:100:25) l-sij'nithe prison وَقَدْ أَحْسَنَ بِي إِذْ أَخْرَجَنِي مِنَ السِّجْنِ وَجَاءَ بِكُمْ مِنَ الْبَدْوِ

Noun

(83:7:6) sijjīninSijjin كَلَّا إِنَّ كِتَابَ الْفُجَّارِ لَفِي سِجِّينٍ
(83:8:4) sijjīnun(is) Sijjin وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا سِجِّينٌ

Passive participle

(26:29:8) l-masjūnīnathose imprisoned لَأَجْعَلَنَّكَ مِنَ الْمَسْجُونِينَ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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