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Quran Dictionary - م ي ز


The triliteral root mīm yā zāy (م ي ز) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb yamīza (يَمِيزَ)
  • once as the form V verb tamayyazu (تَمَيَّزُ)
  • once as the form VIII verb im'tāzu (ٱمْتَٰزُ)

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 sepearte, to distinguish, to stand apart

(3:179:11) yamīzaHe separates مَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيَذَرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَىٰ مَا أَنْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ حَتَّىٰ يَمِيزَ الْخَبِيثَ مِنَ الطَّيِّبِ
(8:37:1) liyamīzaThat may distinguish لِيَمِيزَ اللَّهُ الْخَبِيثَ مِنَ الطَّيِّبِ وَيَجْعَلَ الْخَبِيثَ بَعْضَهُ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ

Verb (form V) - to burst

(67:8:2) tamayyazubursts تَكَادُ تَمَيَّزُ مِنَ الْغَيْظِ

Verb (form VIII) - to stand apart

(36:59:1) wa-im'tāzūBut stand apart وَامْتَازُوا الْيَوْمَ أَيُّهَا الْمُجْرِمُونَ

See Also

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