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Quran Dictionary - ع ت ب


The triliteral root ʿayn tā bā (ع ت ب) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • four times as the form X verb yastaʿtibu (يَسْتَعْتِبُ)
  • once as the form IV passive participle muʿ'tabīn (مُعْتَبِين)

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 X) - to ask for favor

(16:84:14) yus'taʿtabūnawill be asked to make amends ثُمَّ لَا يُؤْذَنُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَلَا هُمْ يُسْتَعْتَبُونَ
(30:57:9) yus'taʿtabūnawill be allowed to make amends فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلَا هُمْ يُسْتَعْتَبُونَ
(41:24:7) yastaʿtibūthey ask for favor وَإِنْ يَسْتَعْتِبُوا فَمَا هُمْ مِنَ الْمُعْتَبِينَ
(45:35:16) yus'taʿtabūnawill be asked to appease فَالْيَوْمَ لَا يُخْرَجُونَ مِنْهَا وَلَا هُمْ يُسْتَعْتَبُونَ

Passive participle (form IV)

(41:24:11) l-muʿ'tabīnathose who receive favor وَإِنْ يَسْتَعْتِبُوا فَمَا هُمْ مِنَ الْمُعْتَبِينَ

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