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Spider (عنكبوت)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Spider (عنكبوت) is one of the insects 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
Spider (عنكبوت)
Quranic Concept

Spider is referred to in verse (29:41) of chapter (29) sūrat l-ʿankabūt (The Spider):

Sahih International: The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.

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 Spider. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept spider:

(instance spider insect)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (2 occurances)
  • Spider - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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