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Quran Dictionary - ح ف ف


The triliteral root ḥā fā fā (ح ف ف) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb ḥafaf (حَفَفْ)
  • once as the active participle ḥāffīn (حَآفِّين)

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 border

(18:32:10) waḥafafnāhumāand We bordered them جَعَلْنَا لِأَحَدِهِمَا جَنَّتَيْنِ مِنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَحَفَفْنَاهُمَا بِنَخْلٍ

Active participle

(39:75:3) ḥāffīnasurrounding وَتَرَى الْمَلَائِكَةَ حَافِّينَ مِنْ حَوْلِ الْعَرْشِ

See Also

Language Research Group
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