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Quran Dictionary - ن م ل


The triliteral root nūn mīm lām (ن م ل) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the noun anāmil (أَنَامِل)
  • twice as the noun naml (نَّمْل)
  • once as the noun namlat (نَمْلَة)

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.


(3:119:17) l-anāmilathe finger tips وَإِذَا خَلَوْا عَضُّوا عَلَيْكُمُ الْأَنَامِلَ مِنَ الْغَيْظِ


(27:18:6) l-namli(of) the ants حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَىٰ وَادِ النَّمْلِ
(27:18:10) l-namluants قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّمْلُ ادْخُلُوا مَسَاكِنَكُمْ


(27:18:8) namlatunan ant حَتَّىٰ إِذَا أَتَوْا عَلَىٰ وَادِ النَّمْلِ قَالَتْ نَمْلَةٌ

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