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Sirius (الشِّعرى)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Sirius (الشِّعرى) is one of the astronomical objects mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Astronomical Body
Sirius (الشِّعرى)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAstronomical Body

Sirius is referred to in verse (53:49) of chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star):

Sahih International: And that it is He who is the Lord of Sirius

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:

EventAstronomical BodyChristianityReligionConstellationEarthHistoric LandIslamJudaismMoonSabiansStarSiriusSunMagians

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept sirius:

(instance sirius astronomical-body)

See Also

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


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