إبليس

See also: ابلیس

ArabicEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Possibly originating from the trilateral root ب ل س(b-l-s) with the meaning of "despairing [of God's mercy] or confounded [and unable to see the right course]" from the verb أَبْلَسَ(ʾablasa). Alternatively theorized to come from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos, devil, accuser, slanderer).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

إِبْلِيس (ʾiblīsm

  1. (Islam) Iblis, Satan; the Devil.
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:34:
      وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَى وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ
      And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bashkir: иблис (iblis)
  • English: Iblis, Iblees, Eblis
  • Kazakh: ібіліс (ibilis)
  • Turkish: iblis

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