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Quran Dictionary - و س م


The triliteral root wāw sīn mīm (و س م) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb nasimu (نَسِمُ)
  • once as the form V active participle mutawassimīn (مُتَوَسِّمِين)

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 brand

(68:16:1) sanasimuhuWe will brand him سَنَسِمُهُ عَلَى الْخُرْطُومِ

Active participle (form V)

(15:75:5) lil'mutawassimīnafor those who discern إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْمُتَوَسِّمِينَ

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