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Quran Dictionary - ع ق ر


The triliteral root ʿayn qāf rā (ع ق ر) occurs eight times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • five times as the form I verb ʿaqara (عَقَرَ)
  • three times as the active participle ʿāqir (عَاقِر)

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 hamstrung

(7:77:1) faʿaqarūThen they hamstrung فَعَقَرُوا النَّاقَةَ وَعَتَوْا عَنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّهِمْ
(11:65:1) faʿaqarūhāBut they hamstrung her فَعَقَرُوهَا فَقَالَ تَمَتَّعُوا فِي دَارِكُمْ ثَلَاثَةَ أَيَّامٍ
(26:157:1) faʿaqarūhāBut they hamstrung her فَعَقَرُوهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا نَادِمِينَ
(54:29:4) faʿaqaraand hamstrung فَنَادَوْا صَاحِبَهُمْ فَتَعَاطَىٰ فَعَقَرَ
(91:14:2) faʿaqarūhāand they hamstrung her فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ بِذَنْبِهِمْ فَسَوَّاهَا

Active participle

(3:40:11) ʿāqirun(is) [a] barren قَالَ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي غُلَامٌ وَقَدْ بَلَغَنِيَ الْكِبَرُ وَامْرَأَتِي عَاقِرٌ
(19:5:8) ʿāqiranbarren وَإِنِّي خِفْتُ الْمَوَالِيَ مِنْ وَرَائِي وَكَانَتِ امْرَأَتِي عَاقِرًا
(19:8:9) ʿāqiranbarren قَالَ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي غُلَامٌ وَكَانَتِ امْرَأَتِي عَاقِرًا

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