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Tongue (لسان)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Tongue (لسان) is one of the parts of the body mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Body Part
Tongue (لسان)
Quranic Concept
CategoryBody Part

Tongue is referred to in verse (90:9) of chapter (90) sūrat l-balad (The City):

Sahih International: And a tongue and two lips?

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:

AlaqOrganic ObjectBody PartBoneFoodBreast BoneDiseaseEarEmbryoEyeFingerForeheadForelockIntestineHeartHeelLipSnoutTongueWing

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept tongue:

(instance tongue body-part)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (18 occurances)
  • Tongue - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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