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Quran Dictionary - ن ح ل


The triliteral root nūn ḥā lām (ن ح ل) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun naḥl (نَّحْل)
  • once as the noun niḥ'lat (نِحْلَة)

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.


(16:68:4) l-naḥlithe bee وَأَوْحَىٰ رَبُّكَ إِلَى النَّحْلِ أَنِ اتَّخِذِي مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا


(4:4:4) niḥ'latangraciously وَآتُوا النِّسَاءَ صَدُقَاتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةً

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