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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Noun of place from the root ر ص د(r-ṣ-d).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

مَرْصَد (marṣadm (plural مَرَاصِد(marāṣid))

  1. place of observation
    1. observatory
    2. place of ambush
      • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 9:5:
        فَإِذَا ٱنْسَلَخَ الْأَشْهُرُ الْحُرُمُ فَاقْتُلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَيْثُ وَجَدْتُّمُوهُمْ وَخُذُوهُمْ وَاحْصُرُوهُمْ وَاقْعُدُوا لَهُمْ كُلَّ مَرْصَدٍ
        faʾiḏā nsalaḵa l-ʾašhuru l-ḥurumu fāqtulū l-mušrikīna ḥayṯu wajadttumūhum waḵuḏūhum wāḥṣurūhum wāqʿudū lahum kulla marṣadin
        And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists where you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit waiting for them at every place of ambush.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Freytag, Georg (1833), “مرصد”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum, volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 155