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Breast Bone (الترائب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Breast Bone (الترائب) is mentioned in the Quran, although in the verse that the Arabic word occurs, this term is also often translated into English as "ribs". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Body Part
Bone (عظم)
Breast Bone (الترائب)
Quranic Concept
Breast Bone
TranslationBreast Bone

Breast Bone is referred to in verse (86:7) of chapter (86) sūrat l-ṭāriq (The Night-Comer):

Sahih International: Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Living CreationOrganic ObjectBody PartBoneBreast BoneFingerIntestineHeelNasrSnoutSuwaTongueWingYauq

Concept map for Breast Bone. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept breast-bone:

(instance breast-bone bone)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Sternum - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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