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Quail (سلوى)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Quail (سلوى) 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)
Quail (سلوى)
Quranic Concept

Quail is referred to in verse (2:57) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: And We shaded you with clouds and sent down to you manna and quails, [saying], "Eat from the good things with which We have provided you." And they wronged Us not - but they were [only] wronging themselves.

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 Quail. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept quail:

(instance quail bird)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (3 occurances)
  • Quail - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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