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Quran Dictionary - ق س و

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The triliteral root qāf sīn wāw (ق س و) occurs seven times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb qasat (قَسَتْ)
  • once as the noun qaswat (قَسْوَة)
  • three times as the active participle qāsiyat (قَٰسِيَة)

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 harden

(2:74:2) qasathardened ثُمَّ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ فَهِيَ كَالْحِجَارَةِ أَوْ أَشَدُّ قَسْوَةً
(6:43:7) qasatbecame hardened قَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
(57:16:24) faqasatso hardened فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ

Noun

(2:74:11) qaswatan(in) hardness ثُمَّ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ فَهِيَ كَالْحِجَارَةِ أَوْ أَشَدُّ قَسْوَةً

Active participle

(5:13:7) qāsiyatanhard فَبِمَا نَقْضِهِمْ مِيثَاقَهُمْ لَعَنَّاهُمْ وَجَعَلْنَا قُلُوبَهُمْ قَاسِيَةً
(22:53:10) wal-qāsiyatiand (are) hardened لِيَجْعَلَ مَا يُلْقِي الشَّيْطَانُ فِتْنَةً لِلَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ وَالْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ
(39:22:12) lil'qāsiyatito (those are) hardened فَوَيْلٌ لِلْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ

See Also

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