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Quran Dictionary - ش ن أ


The triliteral root shīn nūn hamza (ش ن أ) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the noun shanaān (شَنَـَٔان)
  • once as the active participle shāni (شَانِئ)

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.


(5:2:29) shanaānu(the) hatred وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ أَنْ صَدُّوكُمْ عَنِ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ أَنْ تَعْتَدُوا
(5:8:11) shanaānuhatred وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا

Active participle

(108:3:2) shāni-akayour enemy إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ

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