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Quran Dictionary - غ و ث

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The triliteral root ghayn wāw thā (غ و ث) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb yughāthu (يُغَاثُ)
  • four times as the form X verb is'taghātha (ٱسْتَغَٰثَ)

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 IV) - to be relieved

(18:29:20) yughāthūthey will be relieved وَإِنْ يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَاءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ

Verb (form X) - to seek help

(8:9:2) tastaghīthūnayou were seeking help إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ
(18:29:19) yastaghīthūthey call for relief وَإِنْ يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَاءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ
(28:15:18) fa-is'taghāthahuAnd called him for help فَاسْتَغَاثَهُ الَّذِي مِنْ شِيعَتِهِ عَلَى الَّذِي مِنْ عَدُوِّهِ
(46:17:15) yastaghīthāniseek help وَهُمَا يَسْتَغِيثَانِ اللَّهَ وَيْلَكَ آمِنْ

See Also

Language Research Group
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