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Quran Dictionary - ش و ي


The triliteral root shīn wāw yā (ش و ي) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb yashwī (يَشْوِى)
  • once as the noun shawā (شَّوَىٰ)

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.

Verb (form I) - to scald

(18:29:23) yashwī(which) scalds وَإِنْ يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَاءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ


(70:16:2) lilshawāof the skin of the head نَزَّاعَةً لِلشَّوَىٰ

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