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Quran Dictionary - ش ط ط


The triliteral root shīn ṭā ṭā (ش ط ط) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb tush'ṭiṭ (تُشْطِطْ)
  • twice as the noun shaṭaṭ (شَطَط)

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 IV) - to be unjust

(38:22:19) tush'ṭiṭbe unjust فَاحْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا تُشْطِطْ


(18:14:19) shaṭaṭanan enormity لَنْ نَدْعُوَ مِنْ دُونِهِ إِلَٰهًا لَقَدْ قُلْنَا إِذًا شَطَطًا
(72:4:7) shaṭaṭanan excessive transgression وَأَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ سَفِيهُنَا عَلَى اللَّهِ شَطَطًا

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