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Quran Dictionary - ش ت ت


The triliteral root shīn tā tā (ش ت ت) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the noun ashtāt (أَشْتَات)
  • three times as the nominal shattā (شَتَّىٰ)

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.


(24:61:57) ashtātanseparately لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ أَنْ تَأْكُلُوا جَمِيعًا أَوْ أَشْتَاتًا
(99:6:4) ashtātan(in) scattered groups يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِيُرَوْا أَعْمَالَهُمْ


(1) Noun

(59:14:18) shattā(are) divided تَحْسَبُهُمْ جَمِيعًا وَقُلُوبُهُمْ شَتَّىٰ
(92:4:3) lashattā(are) surely diverse إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّىٰ

(2) Adjective

(20:53:19) shattādiverse وَأَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ أَزْوَاجًا مِنْ نَبَاتٍ شَتَّىٰ

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