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Quran Dictionary - غ ن م

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The triliteral root ghayn nūn mīm (غ ن م) occurs nine times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb ghanim (غَنِمْ)
  • three times as the noun ghanam (غَنَم)
  • four times as the noun maghānim (مَغَانِم)

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 take as war booty

(8:41:3) ghanim'tumyou obtain (as) spoils of war وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا غَنِمْتُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ فَأَنَّ لِلَّهِ خُمُسَهُ وَلِلرَّسُولِ
(8:69:3) ghanim'tumyou got as war booty فَكُلُوا مِمَّا غَنِمْتُمْ حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ

Noun

(6:146:10) wal-ghanamiand the sheep وَمِنَ الْبَقَرِ وَالْغَنَمِ حَرَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ شُحُومَهُمَا
(20:18:9) ghanamīmy sheep قَالَ هِيَ عَصَايَ أَتَوَكَّأُ عَلَيْهَا وَأَهُشُّ بِهَا عَلَىٰ غَنَمِي
(21:78:10) ghanamusheep وَدَاوُودَ وَسُلَيْمَانَ إِذْ يَحْكُمَانِ فِي الْحَرْثِ إِذْ نَفَشَتْ فِيهِ غَنَمُ الْقَوْمِ

Noun

(4:94:24) maghānimu(are) booties تَبْتَغُونَ عَرَضَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا فَعِنْدَ اللَّهِ مَغَانِمُ كَثِيرَةٌ
(48:15:6) maghānima(the) spoils of war سَيَقُولُ الْمُخَلَّفُونَ إِذَا انْطَلَقْتُمْ إِلَىٰ مَغَانِمَ لِتَأْخُذُوهَا ذَرُونَا نَتَّبِعْكُمْ
(48:19:1) wamaghānimaAnd spoils of war وَمَغَانِمَ كَثِيرَةً يَأْخُذُونَهَا وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا
(48:20:3) maghānimaspoils of war وَعَدَكُمُ اللَّهُ مَغَانِمَ كَثِيرَةً تَأْخُذُونَهَا

See Also

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