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Fish (حوت)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Fish (حوت) are one of the creations of Allah mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Biological Organism
Fish (حوت)
Quranic Concept
CategoryBiological Organism

Fish are referred to in verse (18:61) of chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave):

Sahih International: But when they reached the junction between them, they forgot their fish, and it took its course into the sea, slipping away.

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:

Biological OrganismInsectApeBeeBirdBreadFoodDogFishHoneyLeprosyLocustMilkMuleSaltSnakeSpiderWine

Concept map for Fish. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept fish:

(instance fish biological-organism)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (5 occurances)
  • Fish - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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