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Quran Dictionary - ص ف ن


The triliteral root ṣād fā nūn (ص ف ن) occurs only once in the Quran, as the active participle ṣāfināt (صَّٰفِنَٰت). The translation below is a brief gloss intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on the word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Active participle

(38:31:5) l-ṣāfinātuexcellent bred steeds إِذْ عُرِضَ عَلَيْهِ بِالْعَشِيِّ الصَّافِنَاتُ الْجِيَادُ

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