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Quran Dictionary - ش خ ص


The triliteral root shīn khā ṣād (ش خ ص) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb tashkhaṣu (تَشْخَصُ)
  • once as the active participle shākhiṣat (شَٰخِصَة)

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 stare

(14:42:11) tashkhaṣuwill stare إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ

Active participle

(21:97:6) shākhiṣatun(are) staring وَاقْتَرَبَ الْوَعْدُ الْحَقُّ فَإِذَا هِيَ شَاخِصَةٌ أَبْصَارُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds