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Quran Dictionary - ق ل ي


The triliteral root qāf lām yā (ق ل ي) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb qalā (قَلَىٰ)
  • once as the active participle qālīn (قَالِين)

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 be displeased

(93:3:5) qalāHe is displeased مَا وَدَّعَكَ رَبُّكَ وَمَا قَلَىٰ

Active participle

(26:168:5) l-qālīnathose who detest قَالَ إِنِّي لِعَمَلِكُمْ مِنَ الْقَالِينَ

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