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Quran Dictionary - ع ر ي


The triliteral root ʿayn rā yā (ع ر ي) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb taʿrā (تَعْرَىٰ)
  • twice as the noun ʿarā (عَرَآء)

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 unclothe

(20:118:7) taʿrāyou will be unclothed إِنَّ لَكَ أَلَّا تَجُوعَ فِيهَا وَلَا تَعْرَىٰ


(37:145:2) bil-ʿarāionto the open shore فَنَبَذْنَاهُ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ سَقِيمٌ
(68:49:8) bil-ʿarāionto (the) naked shore لَوْلَا أَنْ تَدَارَكَهُ نِعْمَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِ لَنُبِذَ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ

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