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Quran Dictionary - ع ت ل


The triliteral root ʿayn tā lām (ع ت ل) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb iʿ'tilu (ٱعْتِلُ)
  • once as the adjective ʿutull (عُتُلّ)

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 drag

(44:47:2) fa-iʿ'tilūhuand drag him خُذُوهُ فَاعْتِلُوهُ إِلَىٰ سَوَاءِ الْجَحِيمِ


(68:13:1) ʿutullinCruel عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ

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