The triliteral root ḥā nūn thā (ح ن ث) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:
- once as the form I verb taḥnath (تَحْنَثْ)
- once as the noun ḥinth (حِنث)
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 break oath
|(38:44:7) taḥnath||break (your) oath||وَخُذْ بِيَدِكَ ضِغْثًا فَاضْرِبْ بِهِ وَلَا تَحْنَثْ|
|(56:46:4) l-ḥinthi||the sin||وَكَانُوا يُصِرُّونَ عَلَى الْحِنْثِ الْعَظِيمِ|
- Lane's Lexicon - Classical Arabic dictionary