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Quran Dictionary - أ ن ف


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

  • twice as the noun anf (أَنف)
  • once as the noun ānif (ءَانِف)

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.


(5:45:9) wal-anfaand the nose أَنَّ النَّفْسَ بِالنَّفْسِ وَالْعَيْنَ بِالْعَيْنِ وَالْأَنْفَ
(5:45:10) bil-anfifor the nose بِالْأَنْفِ وَالْأُذُنَ بِالْأُذُنِ وَالسِّنَّ بِالسِّنِّ


(47:16:16) ānifanjust now قَالُوا لِلَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ مَاذَا قَالَ آنِفًا

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