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Quran Dictionary - س م ن

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The triliteral root sīn mīm nūn (س م ن) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb yus'minu (يُسْمِنُ)
  • three times as the adjective samīn (سَمِين)

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 IV) - to nourish

(88:7:2) yus'minuit nourishes لَا يُسْمِنُ وَلَا يُغْنِي مِنْ جُوعٍ

Adjective

(12:43:7) simāninfat وَقَالَ الْمَلِكُ إِنِّي أَرَىٰ سَبْعَ بَقَرَاتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ
(12:46:8) simāninfat يُوسُفُ أَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ أَفْتِنَا فِي سَبْعِ بَقَرَاتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ
(51:26:6) samīninfat فَرَاغَ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ فَجَاءَ بِعِجْلٍ سَمِينٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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