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Quran Dictionary - أ ب ل


The triliteral root hamza bā lām (أ ب ل) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the adjective abābīl (أَبَابِيل)
  • twice as the noun ibil (إِبِل)

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.

Adjective - flocks

(105:3:4) abābīla(in) flocks وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ

Noun - camels

(6:144:2) l-ibilithe camels وَمِنَ الْإِبِلِ اثْنَيْنِ وَمِنَ الْبَقَرِ اثْنَيْنِ
(88:17:4) l-ibilithe camels أَفَلَا يَنْظُرُونَ إِلَى الْإِبِلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ

See Also

Language Research Group
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