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Quran Dictionary - ع ب س


The triliteral root ʿayn bā sīn (ع ب س) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb ʿabasa (عَبَسَ)
  • once as the adjective ʿabūs (عَبُوس)

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 frown

(74:22:2) ʿabasahe frowned ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ
(80:1:1) ʿabasaHe frowned عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ


(76:10:6) ʿabūsanharsh إِنَّا نَخَافُ مِنْ رَبِّنَا يَوْمًا عَبُوسًا قَمْطَرِيرًا

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