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Quran Dictionary - ش ي ب


The triliteral root shīn yā bā (ش ي ب) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the noun shayb (شَيْب)
  • once as the noun shīb (شِيب)
  • once as the noun shaybat (شَيْبَة)

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.


(19:4:9) shayban(with) white قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي وَهَنَ الْعَظْمُ مِنِّي وَاشْتَعَلَ الرَّأْسُ شَيْبًا


(73:17:8) shībangray-haired فَكَيْفَ تَتَّقُونَ إِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ يَوْمًا يَجْعَلُ الْوِلْدَانَ شِيبًا


(30:54:18) washaybatanand gray hair ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنْ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ ضَعْفًا وَشَيْبَةً

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