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Quran Dictionary - ن ف د

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The triliteral root nūn fā dāl (ن ف د) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • four times as the form I verb nafida (نَفِدَ)
  • once as the noun nafād (نَّفَاد)

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 be exhausted

(16:96:3) yanfaduwill be exhausted مَا عِنْدَكُمْ يَنْفَدُ وَمَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ بَاقٍ
(18:109:8) lanafidasurely (would be) exhausted قُلْ لَوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَنْفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي
(18:109:12) tanfada(were) exhausted لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَنْ تَنْفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي
(31:27:15) nafidatwould be exhausted وَلَوْ أَنَّمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ أَقْلَامٌ وَالْبَحْرُ يَمُدُّهُ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ سَبْعَةُ أَبْحُرٍ مَا نَفِدَتْ كَلِمَاتُ اللَّهِ

Noun

(38:54:7) nafādindepletion إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَرِزْقُنَا مَا لَهُ مِنْ نَفَادٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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