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Quran Dictionary - ب س ر


The triliteral root bā sīn rā (ب س ر) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb basara (بَسَرَ)
  • once as the active participle bāsirat (بَاسِرَة)

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 scowl, to frown

(74:22:3) wabasaraand scowled ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ

Active participle

(75:24:3) bāsiratun(will be) distorted وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَاسِرَةٌ

See Also

Language Research Group
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