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Quran Dictionary - ب ذ ر


The triliteral root bā dhāl rā (ب ذ ر) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form II verb tubadhir (تُبَذِّرْ)
  • once as the form II verbal noun tabdhīr (تَبْذِير)
  • once as the form II active participle mubadhirīn (مُبَذِّرِين)

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 II) - to squander, to waste

(17:26:9) tubadhirspend وَآتِ ذَا الْقُرْبَىٰ حَقَّهُ وَالْمِسْكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَلَا تُبَذِّرْ

Verbal noun (form II)

(17:26:10) tabdhīranwastefully وَلَا تُبَذِّرْ تَبْذِيرًا

Active participle (form II)

(17:27:2) l-mubadhirīnathe spendthrifts إِنَّ الْمُبَذِّرِينَ كَانُوا إِخْوَانَ الشَّيَاطِينِ

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Language Research Group
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