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Quran Dictionary - خ و ن

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The triliteral root khā wāw nūn (خ و ن) occurs 16 times in the Quran, in six derived forms:

  • five times as the form I verb khānu (خَانُ)
  • twice as the form VIII verb yakhtānu (يَخْتَانُ)
  • twice as the nominal khawwān (خَوَّان)
  • twice as the noun khiyānat (خِيَانَة)
  • three times as the active participle khāinīn (خَآئِنِين)
  • twice as the active participle khāinat (خَآئِنَة)

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 betray

(8:27:5) takhūnūbetray يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَخُونُوا اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ
(8:27:8) watakhūnūor betray وَتَخُونُوا أَمَانَاتِكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
(8:71:5) khānūthey have betrayed وَإِنْ يُرِيدُوا خِيَانَتَكَ فَقَدْ خَانُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ قَبْلُ
(12:52:5) akhun'hu[I] betray him ذَٰلِكَ لِيَعْلَمَ أَنِّي لَمْ أَخُنْهُ بِالْغَيْبِ
(66:10:16) fakhānatāhumābut they both betrayed them كَانَتَا تَحْتَ عَبْدَيْنِ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا صَالِحَيْنِ فَخَانَتَاهُمَا

Verb (form VIII) - to deceive

(2:187:18) takhtānūnadeceive عَلِمَ اللَّهُ أَنَّكُمْ كُنْتُمْ تَخْتَانُونَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ
(4:107:5) yakhtānūnadeceive وَلَا تُجَادِلْ عَنِ الَّذِينَ يَخْتَانُونَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ

Nominal

(1) Adjective

(22:38:12) khawwānintreacherous إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ خَوَّانٍ كَفُورٍ

(2) Noun

(4:107:13) khawwānantreacherous إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَنْ كَانَ خَوَّانًا أَثِيمًا

Noun

(8:58:5) khiyānatanbetrayal وَإِمَّا تَخَافَنَّ مِنْ قَوْمٍ خِيَانَةً فَانْبِذْ إِلَيْهِمْ عَلَىٰ سَوَاءٍ
(8:71:3) khiyānataka(to) betray you وَإِنْ يُرِيدُوا خِيَانَتَكَ فَقَدْ خَانُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ قَبْلُ

Active participle

(4:105:14) lil'khāinīnafor the deceitful وَلَا تَكُنْ لِلْخَائِنِينَ خَصِيمًا
(8:58:14) l-khāinīnathe traitors إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْخَائِنِينَ
(12:52:12) l-khāinīna(of) the betrayers وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي كَيْدَ الْخَائِنِينَ

Active participle

(5:13:21) khāinatintreachery وَلَا تَزَالُ تَطَّلِعُ عَلَىٰ خَائِنَةٍ مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِنْهُمْ
(40:19:2) khāinata(the) stealthy glance يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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