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Quran Dictionary - ع ص ر


The triliteral root ʿayn ṣād rā (ع ص ر) occurs five times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb yaʿṣiru (يَعْصِرُ)
  • once as the noun ʿaṣr (عَصْر)
  • once as the form IV verbal noun iʿ'ṣār (إِعْصَار)
  • once as the form IV active participle muʿ'ṣirāt (مُعْصِرَٰت)

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 press

(12:36:9) aʿṣirupressing قَالَ أَحَدُهُمَا إِنِّي أَرَانِي أَعْصِرُ خَمْرًا
(12:49:11) yaʿṣirūnathey will press فِيهِ يُغَاثُ النَّاسُ وَفِيهِ يَعْصِرُونَ


(103:1:1) wal-ʿaṣriBy the time وَالْعَصْرِ

Verbal noun (form IV)

(2:266:25) iʿ'ṣārunwhirlwind فَأَصَابَهَا إِعْصَارٌ فِيهِ نَارٌ فَاحْتَرَقَتْ

Active participle (form IV)

(78:14:3) l-muʿ'ṣirātithe rain clouds وَأَنْزَلْنَا مِنَ الْمُعْصِرَاتِ مَاءً ثَجَّاجًا

See Also

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