- Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
- Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
- 1 times as adjective Sfraa
- 1 times as adjective Sfr
- 3 times as form IX active noun mSfr
Said they: "Pray on our behalf unto thy Sustainer that He make clear to us what her colour should be. "[Mopes] answered: "Behold; He says it is to be a yellow cow, bright of hue, pleasing to the beholder."
like giant fiery ropes!*
But thus it is: if* We send a wind [that scorches their land], and they see it turn yellow, they begin, after that [erstwhile joy], to deny the truth [of Our almightiness and grace]!*
ART THOU NOT aware that it is God who sends down water from the skies, and then causes it to travel through the earth in the shape of springs? And then He brings forth thereby herbage of various hues; and then it withers, and thou canst see it turn yellow; and in the end He causes it to crumble to dust.* Verily, in [all] this there is indeed a reminder to those who are endowed with insight!
alm tr an allh anzl mn alsmaa maa fslkh ynabyA fy alarD śm yKrj bh zrAa mKtlfa alwanh śm yhyj ftryah mSfra śm yjAlh HTama an fy źalk lźkrya lawly alalbab
KNOW [O men] that the life of this world is but a play and a passing delight, and a beautiful show, and [the cause of] your boastful vying with one another, and [of your] greed for more and more riches and children.* Its parable is that of* [life-giving] rain: the herbage which it causes to grow delights the tillers of the soil;* but then it withers, and thou canst see it turn yellow; and in the end it crumbles into dust. But [the abiding truth of man's condition will become fully apparent] in the life to come: [either] suffering severe, or* God's forgiveness and His goodly acceptance: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion.
aAlmwa anma alHywaẗ aldnya lAb wlhw wzynẗ wtfaKr bynkm wtkaśr fy alamwal walawlad kmśl ğyś aAjb alkfar nbath śm yhyj ftryah mSfra śm ykwn HTama wfy alaaKrẗ Aźab şdyd wmğfrẗ mn allh wrDwan wma alHywaẗ aldnya ala mtaA alğrwr