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Laleh Bakhtiar - Concordance of the Sublime Quran
Hans Wehr - Dictionary of Modern Arabic


Became lean or light of flesh, or slender, and lank in the belly by reason of leanness. Became lean and weak. Became withered, contracted and small.
To feed with food barely sufficient to sustain, after becoming fat. Fed with a fodder so that it became fat, and then reduced it to food barely sufficient to sustain it, which is done during forty days. A training-place in which horses are prepared for racing by being fed with food barely sufficient to sustain them, after they have become fat.
Determined or resolved upon something in the heart and mind. Concealed or suppressed in the heart and mind.
A place or a valley that is depressed concealing one who is journeying in it.
Property of which one hopes not for the return. A debt of which payment is not hoped for, or for the payment of which no period is fixed for. A gift that is not hoped for.
Contracted pearls or pearls having somewhat of contraction in the middle.



وَأَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالا ً وَعَلَى كُلِّ ضَامِر ٍ يَأْتِينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيق ٍ
Wa 'Adhdhin Fī An-Nāsi Bil-Ĥajji Ya'tūka Rijālāan Wa `Alá Kulli Đāmirin Ya'tīna Min Kulli Fajjin `Amīqin

And call out to the people with the Pilgrimage, they will come to you walking and on every transport, they will come from every deep enclosure.

Lelah Bakhtiar
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Hans Wehr
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 Hans Wehr 
  Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
  All the believers at www.studyquran.org