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Quran Dictionary - ق ن ط

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The triliteral root qāf nūn ṭā (ق ن ط) occurs six times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • four times as the form I verb qanaṭu (قَنَطُ)
  • once as the noun qanūṭ (قَنُوط)
  • once as the active participle qāniṭīn (قَٰنِطِين)

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 despair

(15:56:3) yaqnaṭudespairs قَالَ وَمَنْ يَقْنَطُ مِنْ رَحْمَةِ رَبِّهِ إِلَّا الضَّالُّونَ
(30:36:15) yaqnaṭūnadespair وَإِنْ تُصِبْهُمْ سَيِّئَةٌ بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ إِذَا هُمْ يَقْنَطُونَ
(39:53:8) taqnaṭūdespair لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا
(42:28:8) qanaṭūthey have despaired وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا قَنَطُوا وَيَنْشُرُ رَحْمَتَهُ

Noun

(41:49:11) qanūṭun(and) despairs وَإِنْ مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ فَيَئُوسٌ قَنُوطٌ

Active participle

(15:55:7) l-qāniṭīnathe despairing قَالُوا بَشَّرْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ فَلَا تَكُنْ مِنَ الْقَانِطِينَ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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