‘Flat Earth’ a fictional notion

Further to my post “Flat Earth” a fictional notion vide


I wrote following post, the later part of it on this topic meaning of the Arabic word farash mentioned in Quran

(51:48:2) farashnāhā We have spread it وَالْأَرْضَ فَرَشْنَاهَا فَنِعْمَ الْمَاهِدُونَ


“a resting-place, couch, a bed, place of restfulness, a carpet, a place of settlement, spread out, a place of repose, a habitat, a carpet, (as) a bedding, habitable,  a place of rest, a habitat, a resting place, a habitable place, a base, a settled habitation,  a spreading”, and at


(2:22:5) firāshan a resting place الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً

has been translated as “spacious, wide extent,  laid out, furnished, stretched it, carpet, prepared its crust, habitable for its inhabitant, a base, cradled , habitable, floor, a (livable) floor” including

by some translators as “bed”, for which please see the links


https://www.islamawakened.com/quran/2/22/default.htm  .

I add further:


definitional (adj.)
“of or pertaining to definition,” 1817; see definition + -al (1).

Related entries & more
definition (n.)
late 14c., diffinicioun, definicion, “decision, setting of boundaries, determination and stating of the limits and distinctive nature of a thing,” also “limitations,” also “a statement of the meaning of a word or phrase,” from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio) “a bounding, a boundary; a limiting, prescribing; a definition, explanation,” the last sense most often in Cicero, noun of action from past-participle stem of definire “to limit, determine, explain,” from de “completely” (see de-) + finire “to bound, limit,” from finis “boundary, end” (see finish (v.)). In logic, meaning “act of stating what something means” is from 1640s. Meaning “degree of distinctness of the details in a picture” is from 1889.

definition | Search Online Etymology Dictionary
Is that one means.


  1. 1.
    a piece of furniture for sleep or rest, typically a framework with a mattress and coverings.
    “a large double bed”Similar:couch,berth,billet,the sack,the hay,one’s pit,kip
  2. 2.
    the bottom of the sea or a lake or river.
    “the gravelly bed of the stream”
    Similar: bottom,floor
    the floor” data-hw=”floor” data-lb=”” data-tae=”false” data-te=”false” data-tl=”en-US” data-url=”/search?q=define+floor&forcedict=floor&dictcorpus=en-US”>
  3. lay the groundwork for a colony on the moon” data-hw=”groundwork” data-lb=”” data-tae=”false” data-te=”false” data-tl=”en-US” data-url=”/search?q=define+groundwork&forcedict=groundwork&dictcorpus=en-US”>
  4. verb
  1. settle down to sleep or rest for the night in an improvised place.
    “he usually bedded down on newspapers in the church porch”Similar:go to bed,retire
    retired from the navy in 1966″ data-hw=”retire” data-lb=”” data-tae=”false” data-te=”false” data-tl=”en-US” data-url=”/search?q=define+retire&forcedict=retire&dictcorpus=en-US”>
    call it a day,go to sleep,get some sleep,sleep,nap
    ,have/take a nap,catnap,doze,have a doze,hit the sack,hit the hay,
    turn in,snooze,snatch forty winks,get some shut-eye,kip,
    have a kip,get some kip,hit the pit,catch some Zs,slumber
  2. 2.
    transfer (a plant) from a pot or seed tray to a garden plot.
    “I bedded out these houseplants”



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