Root: ء ب ب

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur’ān: 

a) Total occurrences: 1

The only word made from this Root that occurs once in the Grand Qur’ān is: .

Conjecturers made a story that the Second Caliph Syedena Umar bin Khatab; Allah the Exalted is pleased with him and has declared his status and position great till the Last Day as compared to all those who became believers after the conquest of Mecca; did not know the meanings of this word. Thereafter, this conjectural gossip keeps finding mention in the dictionaries [refer dictionary compiled by Elsaid M Badawi, Muhammad Abdul Haleem]. Ridiculousness of this conjectural gossip may be adjudged from the fact that the meanings of the word are already given and defined by the Qur’ān in the sentence:

  • And fruits and fodder/grass-pasture [80:31]

  • Serving as means of sustenance for you, and for the mammalslivestock of you people. [80:32]

Semantic domain: Plant Kingdom The Plants of the EarthRoot: ن ب ت

Sub-division: Grass-fodder-pasture that serves as sustenanceFoodstuff for mammalslivestock.

It is declared: for the Mammals - Livestock. It thus includes both fresh and dried grass - herbage advantageous to mammals.

As a noun, a pasture is a field where animals such as horses and cattle can graze, or feed. Pasture can also refer to the grasses or other plants that grow in a pasture. As a verb, pasture means "to graze" or "to release animals into a pasture for grazing."

Fodder, a type of animal feed, is any agricultural foodstuff used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, such as cattle, goats, sheep, horses, 

Lane's Lexicon


Noun: Indefinite; Singular; Masculine; accusative. (1)80:31=1  اسم :منصوب-واحد مذكر

Herbage, Pasture