Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of chortling
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن الوليد - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار، عن العباس بن معروف، عن الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي، عن اليعقوبي، عن عيسى بن عبد الله الهاشمي، عن أبيه، عن جده قال: قال النبي صلى الله عليه وآله في قوله عز و جل: " ولما ضرب ابن مريم مثلا إذا قومك منه يصدون " قال: الصدود في العربية الضحك.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Hasan al-Saffar, from Abbas bin Ma’ruf, from Hussain bin Yazid al-Nawfali, from Ya’qoubi, from Isa bin Abdullah al-Hashimi, from his father, from his grandfather, that he said: The Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, said with regards to the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And when the son of Mariam gave an example, your people suddenly chortled.» (43:57) He said: Chortling in Arabic is to laugh.