• Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
  • Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
The root $hb (ش ه ب) occurs 5 times in Quran, in 2 derived forms:
  • 1 times as noun şhb
  • 4 times as noun şhab



"'And [so it happened] that we reached out towards heaven:* but we found it filled with mighty guards and flames,*



so that anyone who seeks to learn [the unknowable] by stealth is pursued by a flame clear to see.*
Lo! [While lost in the desert,] Moses said to his family:* “Behold, I perceive a fire [far away]; I may bring you from there some tiding [as to which way we arc to pursue], or bring you [at least] a burning brand so that you might warm yourselves."
but if anyone* does succeed in snatching a glimpse [of such knowledge], he is [henceforth] pursued by a piercing flame.*
notwithstanding that we were established in positions [which we had thought well-suited] to listening to [whatever secrets might be in] it:* and anyone who now [or ever] tries to listen will [likewise] find a flame lying in wait for him!*