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Quran Dictionary - ز ل ق


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

  • once as the form IV verb yuz'liqu (يُزْلِقُ)
  • once as the noun zalaq (زَلَق)

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 IV) - to make slip

(68:51:5) layuz'liqūnakasurely make you slip وَإِنْ يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ


(18:40:15) zalaqanslippery وَيُرْسِلَ عَلَيْهَا حُسْبَانًا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ فَتُصْبِحَ صَعِيدًا زَلَقًا

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