nīrān , denotes fire, whereas
nūr , pl.
anwār , denotes light. In Akkadian, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic, the root
n-w-r simply denotes “flash”, “dazzlement”, “florescence”, “tattooing”, anything, in short, which gives light and anything which stands out clearly. The other Arabic term which signifies light,
ḍawʾ , is to be associated with the Sanskrit
dev/w which appears in Zeus, Dieu,
dies , and expresses the notion of the personification of the luminous and calorific phenomena of nature.
Nār occurs 129 times in the Ḳurʾān, of which 111…