سبيل

See also: سبیل

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root س ب ل(s-b-l). Given the frequent religious usage of the word, there is some semantic interference of the Classical Syriac ܫܒܝܠܐ(šəbīlā). Cognate to Aramaic שְׁבִילׇא(šəḇīlā), Hebrew שְׁבִיל(šəḇī́l).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

سَبِيل (sabīlm or f (plural سُبُل(subul))

  1. way, path, road
  2. manner, method
  3. ways and means
  4. kinship
  5. necessary connection
  6. distribution of water
  7. public fountain
  8. blame
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 42:42:
      إِنَّمَا السَّبِيلُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ يَظْلِمُونَ النَّاسَ وَيَبْغُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
      ʾinnamā s-sabīlu ʿalā allaḏīna yaẓlimūna n-nāsa wayabḡūna fī l-ʾarḍi biḡayri l-ḥaqqi ʾulāʾika lahum ʿaḏābun ʾalīmun
      The blame is only against the ones who wrong the people and tyrannize upon the earth without right. Those will have a painful punishment.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Punjabi: ਛਬੀਲ f (chabīl)

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