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Quran Dictionary - ص ب و


The triliteral root ṣād bā wāw (ص ب و) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb aṣbu (أَصْبُ)
  • twice as the noun ṣabiyy (صَبِيّ)

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 incline

(12:33:13) aṣbuI might incline وَإِلَّا تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهُنَّ أَصْبُ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَكُنْ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ


(19:12:7) ṣabiyyan(when he was) a child يَا يَحْيَىٰ خُذِ الْكِتَابَ بِقُوَّةٍ وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْحُكْمَ صَبِيًّا
(19:29:10) ṣabiyyana child فَأَشَارَتْ إِلَيْهِ قَالُوا كَيْفَ نُكَلِّمُ مَنْ كَانَ فِي الْمَهْدِ صَبِيًّا

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