- Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
- Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
- 4 times as noun ams
The parable of the life of this world is but that of rain which We send down from the sky, and which is absorbed by the plants of the earth* whereof men and animals draw nourishment, until -when the earth has assumed its artful adornment and has been embellished, and they who dwell on it believe that they have gained mastery over it* -there comes down upon it Our judgment, by night or by day, and We cause it to become [like] a field mown down, as if there had been no yesterday.* Thus clearly do We spell out these messages unto people who think!
anma mśl alHywaẗ aldnya kmaa anzlnah mn alsmaa faKtlT bh nbat alarD mma yakl alnas walanAam Htya aźa aKźt alarD zKrfha wazynt wZn ahlha anhm qadrwn Alyha atyaha amrna lyla aw nhara fjAlnaha HSyda kan lm tğn balams kźalk nfSl alaayat lqwm ytfkrwn
And next morning he found himself in the city, looking fearfully about him, when lo! the one who had sought his help the day before [once again] cried out to him [for help* whereupon] Moses said unto him: Behold, thou art indeed, most clearly, deeply in the wrong!*
But then* as soon as he was about to lay violent hands on the man who was their [common] enemy, the latter exclaimed: O Moses, dost thou intend to slay me as thou didst slay another man yesterday? Thy sole aim is to become a tyrant in this land, for thou dost not care to be of those who would set things to rights!"
flma an arad an ybTş balźy hw Adw lhma qal yamwsya atryd an tqtlny kma qtlt nfsa balams an tryd ala an tkwn jbara fy alarD wma tryd an tkwn mn almSlHyn
And on the morrow, those who but yesterday had longed to be in his place exclaimed: Alas [for our not having been aware] that it is indeed God [alone] who grants abundant sustenance, or gives it in scant measure, unto whichever He wills of His creatures! Had not God been gracious to us, He might have caused [the earth] to swallow us, too! Alas [for our having forgotten] that those who deny the truth can never attain to a happy state!"