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Quran Dictionary - أ ر ب


The triliteral root hamza rā bā (أ ر ب) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun ir'bat (إِرْبَة)
  • once as the noun maārib (مَـَٔارِب)

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.

Noun - physical desire

(24:31:52) l-ir'batihaving no physical desire أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُولِي الْإِرْبَةِ

Noun - uses

(20:18:12) maāribu(are) uses أَتَوَكَّأُ عَلَيْهَا وَأَهُشُّ بِهَا عَلَىٰ غَنَمِي وَلِيَ فِيهَا مَآرِبُ أُخْرَىٰ

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