The Semantic Connotation of Contradictory Contrast in the Noble Qur’an, Represented in Serr (Concealment) and Alan (announcement)


  • Saad A. Meqdad Applied Science Private University
  • Mohammad O. Abu-Rahme Applied Science Private University
  • Sayel H. Al-Hawawsheh Applied Science Private University
  • Mohammad A. Al-Taher Applied Science Private University



semantic connotation, contradictory contrast, Serr concealment, “Alan” announcement


Semantic connotation refers to the harmony of the linguistic item or structure with other linguistic items based on their coherence within a specific context in order to achieve a specific purpose. Since Qur’anic semantic connotations are formed specifically through the interaction of words within the context, the study aims to determine the effect of the contradictory contrast between the words Serr (concealment) and Alan (announcement) in determining the connotation. A descriptive and analytical approach is followed to extrapolate the research material from its resources, present these contrasting patterns in different contexts and explore their depths, revealing what semantic connotations of these specific oppositional collocations indicate which is not shown by other lexical items or collocations. As a result, a number of results are concluded, such as noting the effect of the context in invoking the appropriate lexical item for the contradictory contrast, while excluding the use of other synonyms in place of the chosen item due to the context. Also, the semantic meanings of the words Serr and Alan are explained along with their equivalents. Finally, it is shown why the word Serr precedes the word Alan in all of the collocations.

Author Biographies

Saad A. Meqdad, Applied Science Private University

Department of Basic Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science

Mohammad O. Abu-Rahme, Applied Science Private University

Department of Basic Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science

Sayel H. Al-Hawawsheh, Applied Science Private University

Department of Basic Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science

Mohammad A. Al-Taher, Applied Science Private University

Department of English Language and Translation, Faculty of Arts and Science


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