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Snake (حية)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Snake (حية) is one of the animals 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
Snake (حية)
Quranic Concept

Snake is referred to in verse (28:31) of chapter (28) sūrat l-qaṣaṣ (The Stories):

Sahih International: And [he was told], "Throw down your staff." But when he saw it writhing as if it was a snake, he turned in flight and did not return. [Allah said], "O Moses, approach and fear not. Indeed, you are of the secure.

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:

AnimalBiological OrganismApeBirdCamelCowDogFishFrogGoatLeprosyLionMuleSheepSnakeWolf

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept snake:

(instance snake animal)

See Also

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


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