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Quran Dictionary - ق ي ل


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

  • once as the active participle qāilūn (قَآئِلُون)
  • once as the passive participle maqīl (مَقِيل)

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.

Active participle

(7:4:10) qāilūnawere sleeping at noon وَكَمْ مِنْ قَرْيَةٍ أَهْلَكْنَاهَا فَجَاءَهَا بَأْسُنَا بَيَاتًا أَوْ هُمْ قَائِلُونَ

Passive participle

(25:24:7) maqīlanresting-place أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَيْرٌ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَأَحْسَنُ مَقِيلًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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