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Quran Dictionary - ص ر خ


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

  • once as the form VIII verb yaṣṭarikhu (يَصْطَرِخُ)
  • once as the form X verb yastaṣrikhu (يَسْتَصْرِخُ)
  • once as the noun ṣarīkh (صَرِيخ)
  • twice as the form IV active participle muṣ'rikh (مُصْرِخ)

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 cry

(35:37:2) yaṣṭarikhūnawill cry وَهُمْ يَصْطَرِخُونَ فِيهَا رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا نَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا

Verb (form X) - to cry for help

(28:18:10) yastaṣrikhuhucried out to him for help فَإِذَا الَّذِي اسْتَنْصَرَهُ بِالْأَمْسِ يَسْتَصْرِخُهُ


(36:43:5) ṣarīkha(would be) a responder to a cry وَإِنْ نَشَأْ نُغْرِقْهُمْ فَلَا صَرِيخَ لَهُمْ وَلَا هُمْ يُنْقَذُونَ

Active participle (form IV)

(14:22:30) bimuṣ'rikhikum(be) your helper فَلَا تَلُومُونِي وَلُومُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ مَا أَنَا بِمُصْرِخِكُمْ
(14:22:33) bimuṣ'rikhiyya(be) my helper وَمَا أَنْتُمْ بِمُصْرِخِيَّ

See Also

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