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Ababil

Definition of the noun Ababil

What does Ababil mean as a name of something?

proper noun

  1. A race of tiny birds
  2. The Iranian made UAV

Explanation

The Ababil were a race of birds, mentioned in the Quran, that protected Mecca from the Yemeni army by dropping red clay bricks on the Yemen elephants as they approached. This was, according to the Quran, done in 571, the year that Muhammed was born. It was said to have come from the seventh sky and once its work was done it went back to heaven. The only description about these birds' appearance was that they had the world's largest wings and the most beautiful look ever to be seen in the world.

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Google previewTafsir Ibn Kathir (Volume 10) (2003)

Ibn 'Abbas and Ad-Dahhak both said, "Ababil means some of them following after others." Al- Hasan Al-Basri and Qatadah both said, "Abdbu means many." Mujahid said, "AbdbU means in various, successive groups." Ibn Zayd said, " Abdbil ...

Google previewMuhammad the Prophet (1988)

by M. R. M. Abdur Raheem

Ababil means flocks in Arabic. It is supposed to be either an owl or bustard or sterling or sparrow but none is definite about its identity. Sijjil means hard and strong in Arabic but some hold the view that it is a combination of two Persian words ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic (2010)

by John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews

ABABIL. A race of enormous birds described in the Koran as dropping red clay bricks on the army of elephants sent by the king of Yemen to attack the city of Mecca in the year (571) when the Prophet Mohammed was born.

Google previewA Romanized Hindūstānī and English Dictionary (1880)

by Nathaniel Brice

ABABIL, s. m. a swallow. ABAD, ». m. eternity, without end. ABAD, adj. populous, cultivated, inhabited ; prosperous : in compos. a city. ABADI, s. population. A BADI, adj eternal, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Polite Literature (1804)

Or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods and Illustrious Heroes

o ABABIL. A bird mentioned in the Koran. The Mahometan doctors differ greatly on its nature and qualities. ABADIR. A word signifying magnificent father, a title given by the ...

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; or Historical dictionary of the gods, demi-gods, heroes ... (1790)

ABABIL, a strange, or rather fabulous bird mentioned in the Koran, concerning the nature and qualities of which, the Mahometan doctors greatly differ. ABADIR, a word compounded of two Phoenecian terms. It signifies magnificent father, a title ...

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Ababil Masjidilharam 3.

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Scrabble value of A1B3A1B3I1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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