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Quran Dictionary - ز و ر


The triliteral root zāy wāw rā (ز و ر) occurs six times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb zur (زُرْ)
  • once as the form VI verb tazāwaru (تَّزَٰوَرُ)
  • four times as the noun zūr (زُّور)

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 visit

(102:2:2) zur'tumuyou visit حَتَّىٰ زُرْتُمُ الْمَقَابِرَ

Verb (form VI) - to incline away

(18:17:5) tazāwaruinclining away وَتَرَى الشَّمْسَ إِذَا طَلَعَتْ تَزَاوَرُ عَنْ كَهْفِهِمْ ذَاتَ الْيَمِينِ


(22:30:24) l-zūrifalse فَاجْتَنِبُوا الرِّجْسَ مِنَ الْأَوْثَانِ وَاجْتَنِبُوا قَوْلَ الزُّورِ
(25:4:16) wazūranand a lie وَأَعَانَهُ عَلَيْهِ قَوْمٌ آخَرُونَ فَقَدْ جَاءُوا ظُلْمًا وَزُورًا
(25:72:4) l-zūra(to) the falsehood وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَشْهَدُونَ الزُّورَ وَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِاللَّغْوِ مَرُّوا كِرَامًا
(58:2:19) wazūranand a lie وَإِنَّهُمْ لَيَقُولُونَ مُنْكَرًا مِنَ الْقَوْلِ وَزُورًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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