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Quran Dictionary - ع ن ك ب


The quadriliteral root ʿayn nūn kāf bā (ع ن ك ب) occurs twice in the Quran as the noun ʿankabūt (عَنكَبُوت). 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.


(29:41:9) l-ʿankabūtithe spider كَمَثَلِ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا
(29:41:16) l-ʿankabūti(of) the spider وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ

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