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Quran Dictionary - ل م ز


The triliteral root lām mīm zāy (ل م ز) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb yalmizu (يَلْمِزُ)
  • once as the noun lumazat (لُّمَزَة)

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 criticize, to insult

(9:58:3) yalmizukacriticizes you وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَلْمِزُكَ فِي الصَّدَقَاتِ فَإِنْ أُعْطُوا مِنْهَا رَضُوا
(9:79:2) yalmizūnacriticize الَّذِينَ يَلْمِزُونَ الْمُطَّوِّعِينَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي الصَّدَقَاتِ
(49:11:24) talmizūinsult وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ


(104:1:4) lumazatinbackbiter وَيْلٌ لِكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُمَزَةٍ

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