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Quran Dictionary - س ل خ


The triliteral root sīn lām khā (س ل خ) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb naslakhu (نَسْلَخُ)
  • twice as the form VII verb insalakha (ٱنسَلَخَ)

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 withdraw

(36:37:4) naslakhuWe withdraw وَآيَةٌ لَهُمُ اللَّيْلُ نَسْلَخُ مِنْهُ النَّهَارَ فَإِذَا هُمْ مُظْلِمُونَ

Verb (form VII) - to pass, to detach

(7:175:7) fa-insalakhabut he detached وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ الَّذِي آتَيْنَاهُ آيَاتِنَا فَانْسَلَخَ مِنْهَا
(9:5:2) insalakhahave passed فَإِذَا انْسَلَخَ الْأَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَيْثُ وَجَدْتُمُوهُمْ

See Also

Language Research Group
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