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Quran Dictionary - ن ش ز

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The triliteral root nūn shīn zāy (ن ش ز) occurs five times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb unshuzu (ٱنشُزُ)
  • once as the form IV verb nunshizu (نُنشِزُ)
  • twice as the noun nushūz (نُشُوز)

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 rise

(58:11:16) unshuzūRise up فَافْسَحُوا يَفْسَحِ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَإِذَا قِيلَ انْشُزُوا
(58:11:17) fa-unshuzūthen rise up فَانْشُزُوا يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ

Verb (form IV) - to raise

(2:259:53) nunshizuhāWe raise them وَانْظُرْ إِلَى الْعِظَامِ كَيْفَ نُنْشِزُهَا ثُمَّ نَكْسُوهَا لَحْمًا

Noun

(4:34:24) nushūzahunnatheir ill-conduct وَاللَّاتِي تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ فَعِظُوهُنَّ وَاهْجُرُوهُنَّ فِي الْمَضَاجِعِ وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ
(4:128:6) nushūzanill-conduct وَإِنِ امْرَأَةٌ خَافَتْ مِنْ بَعْلِهَا نُشُوزًا أَوْ إِعْرَاضًا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا أَنْ يُصْلِحَا بَيْنَهُمَا صُلْحًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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