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Hoopoe (هدهد)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Hoopoe (هدهد) is one of the types of bird mentioned by name in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Biological Organism
Bird (طائر)
Hoopoe (هدهد)
Quranic Concept

Hoopoe is referred to in verse (27:20) of chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants):

Sahih International: And he took attendance of the birds and said, "Why do I not see the hoopoe - or is he among the absent?

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:


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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept hoopoe:

(instance hoopoe bird)

See Also

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


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