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Re: Quran - 3 figures of speech
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 12:46:08 AM »
Yes you're right. I just add that "to pierce" is not just more hard than "to scale" but the text tells us that it is almost impossible to pierce.

Root: ن ق ب
Ibn Faris [died 1005] stated:

(مقاييس اللغة)

النُّونُ وَالْقَافُ وَالْبَاءُ أَصْلٌ صَحِيحٌ يَدُلُّ عَلَى فَتْحٍ فِي شَيْءٍ. وَنَقَبَ الْحَائِطَ يَنْقُبُهُ نَقْبًا.

That it leads to the perception of making an opening into a thing; and drilling or excavating the wall; he drilled it in the manner of making a hole/entry point in it.

Lane Lexicon: He perforated, pierced, bored, or made a hole through, or in, or into, anything: like ثَقَبَ. (TA.) He made a hole through a wall.

Classical Lexicons

 اردو میں ہم اصل نقب اور نقیب مستعمل ہے:

١ - دیوار میں گھٹا پھوڑنا، سیندھ، کومہل، شگاف، فصیل، سرنگ۔

نقیب: کسی قوم یا گروہ کا بڑا آدمی، قبیلے کا ذمے دار فرد جو اس کی نمائندگی کرے، سردار، سربراہ۔