Nov 16, 2011

The meaning of Sheen (ش) in the Arabic language

Unique characteristic: Tafash-shee (spreading sound)

Definition: to pronounce a letter with the filling of the mouth with air allowing the sound to spread greatly over the mouth.
Words that possess this letter (specifically the first radical) possess the meaning of spreading and/or diversity. Examples of such words include:

 شجرة  tree
شعر  hair
شيعة group or sect
شمس  sun
شرك  association of partners

Please watch this video which give further explanation of this concept.

1 comment:

  1. Assalaamualaikum,

    wal-aaSaali is translated afternoon in 13:15:11, and evening in 24:36:14.

    bil-’ashiyi is translated afternoon in 38:31:4 and evening in 38:18:6.

    Could you please shed some light on this? Salaam.