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Quran Dictionary - ع ض ل

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The triliteral root ʿayn ḍād lām (ع ض ل) occurs twice in the Quran as the form I verb taʿḍulu (تَعْضُلُ). The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form I) - to hinder, to constrain

(2:232:7) taʿḍulūhunnahinder them فَلَا تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ أَنْ يَنْكِحْنَ أَزْوَاجَهُنَّ
(4:19:12) taʿḍulūhunnayou constraint them وَلَا تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ لِتَذْهَبُوا بِبَعْضِ مَا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ

See Also

Language Research Group
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