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Quran Dictionary - د و ل


The triliteral root dāl wāw lām (د و ل) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form III verb nudāwilu (نُدَاوِلُ)
  • once as the noun dūlat (دُولَة)

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 III) - to alternate

(3:140:11) nudāwiluhāWe alternate them وَتِلْكَ الْأَيَّامُ نُدَاوِلُهَا بَيْنَ النَّاسِ


(59:7:20) dūlatana (perpetual) circulation كَيْ لَا يَكُونَ دُولَةً بَيْنَ الْأَغْنِيَاءِ مِنْكُمْ

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