عورة

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See also: غوره

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ع و ر(ʿ-w-r). Possibly cognate with Hebrew ערווה‎.

Noun[edit]

عَوْرَة (ʿawraf (plural عَوْرَات(ʿawrāt))

  1. defectiveness, faultiness, deficiency, imperfection
  2. (Islam) nakedness, awrah
  3. (plural) pudendum, genitals
  4. (plural) weaknesses, weak spots

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Adjective[edit]

عَوْرَة (ʿawraf

  1. exposed, open, vulnerable
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 33:13:
      وَإِذْ قَالَتْ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْهُمْ يَا أَهْلَ يَثْرِبَ لَا مُقَامَ لَكُمْ فَارْجِعُوا وَيَسْتَأْذِنُ فَرِيقٌ مِنْهُمُ النَّبِيَّ يَقُولُونَ إِنَّ بُيُوتَنَا عَوْرَةٌ وَمَا هِيَ بِعَوْرَةٍ إِنْ يُرِيدُونَ إِلَّا فِرَارًا
      waʾiḏ qālat ṭāʾifatun minhum yā ʾahla yaṯriba lā muqāma lakum fārjiʿū wayastaʾḏinu farīqun minhumu n-nabiyya yaqūlūna ʾinna buyūtanā ʿawratun wamā hiya biʿawratin ʾin yurīdūna ʾillā firāran
      Abdulala Maududi: And when a section of them said: “(O people of Yathrib), now there is no place for you to stay, so turn back.” (And call to mind) when a section of them was seeking permission from the Prophet to leave, saying: “Our houses are exposed (to attack),” although they were not exposed (to attack); they only wished to flee (from the battle-front).