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Quran Dictionary - ش ع ب


The triliteral root shīn ʿayn bā (ش ع ب) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun shuʿab (شُعَب)
  • once as the noun shuʿūb (شُعُوب)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.


(77:30:6) shuʿabincolumns انْطَلِقُوا إِلَىٰ ظِلٍّ ذِي ثَلَاثِ شُعَبٍ


(49:13:9) shuʿūbannations وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا

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