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Quran Dictionary - ع ر و


The triliteral root ʿayn rā wāw (ع ر و) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form VIII verb iʿ'tarā (ٱعْتَرَىٰ)
  • twice as the noun ʿur'wat (عُرْوَة)

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 VIII) - to seize

(11:54:4) iʿ'tarākahave seized you إِنْ نَقُولُ إِلَّا اعْتَرَاكَ بَعْضُ آلِهَتِنَا بِسُوءٍ


(2:256:17) bil-ʿur'watithe handhold فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ لَا انْفِصَامَ لَهَا
(31:22:10) bil-ʿur'watithe handhold وَمَنْ يُسْلِمْ وَجْهَهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ

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