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Quran Dictionary - س ي ل


The triliteral root sīn yā lām (س ي ل) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb sālat (سَالَتْ)
  • once as the form IV verb asal (أَسَلْ)
  • twice as the noun sayl (سَيْل)

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 flow

(13:17:5) fasālatand flows أَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَسَالَتْ أَوْدِيَةٌ بِقَدَرِهَا

Verb (form IV) - to cause flow

(34:12:7) wa-asalnāand We caused to flow وَأَسَلْنَا لَهُ عَيْنَ الْقِطْرِ


(13:17:9) l-sayluthe torrent فَسَالَتْ أَوْدِيَةٌ بِقَدَرِهَا فَاحْتَمَلَ السَّيْلُ زَبَدًا رَابِيًا
(34:16:4) sayla(the) flood فَأَعْرَضُوا فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَيْلَ الْعَرِمِ

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