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Quran Dictionary - س م ر


The triliteral root sīn mīm rā (س م ر) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun sāmir (سَٰمِر)
  • three times as the proper noun sāmiriīī (سَّامِرِىّ)

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.


(23:67:3) sāmiranconversing by night مُسْتَكْبِرِينَ بِهِ سَامِرًا تَهْجُرُونَ

Proper noun

(20:85:9) l-sāmiriyuthe Samiri قَالَ فَإِنَّا قَدْ فَتَنَّا قَوْمَكَ مِنْ بَعْدِكَ وَأَضَلَّهُمُ السَّامِرِيُّ
(20:87:15) l-sāmiriyuthe Samiri فَقَذَفْنَاهَا فَكَذَٰلِكَ أَلْقَى السَّامِرِيُّ
(20:95:4) yāsāmiriyyuO Samiri قَالَ فَمَا خَطْبُكَ يَا سَامِرِيُّ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds