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Quran Dictionary - ع ن ت


The triliteral root ʿayn nūn tā (ع ن ت) occurs five times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • three times as the form I verb ʿani (عَنِ)
  • once as the form IV verb aʿnata (أَعْنَتَ)
  • once as the noun ʿanat (عَنَت)

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 suffer, to be distressed

(3:118:14) ʿanittumdistresses you لَا تَتَّخِذُوا بِطَانَةً مِنْ دُونِكُمْ لَا يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالًا وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ
(9:128:9) ʿanittumyou suffer لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ
(49:7:12) laʿanittumsurely you would be in difficulty لَوْ يُطِيعُكُمْ فِي كَثِيرٍ مِنَ الْأَمْرِ لَعَنِتُّمْ

Verb (form IV) - to put into difficulty

(2:220:22) la-aʿnatakumsurely He (could have) put you in difficulties وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَأَعْنَتَكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ


(4:25:50) l-ʿanatacommitting sin ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ خَشِيَ الْعَنَتَ مِنْكُمْ

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