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Quran Dictionary - ب ع ث ر


The quadriliteral root bā ʿayn thā rā (ب ع ث ر) occurs twice in the Quran as the form I verb buʿ'thira (بُعْثِرَ). 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 overturn, to scatter

(82:4:3) buʿ'thiratare overturned وَإِذَا الْقُبُورُ بُعْثِرَتْ
(100:9:4) buʿ'thirawill be scattered أَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِي الْقُبُورِ

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