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Quran Dictionary - ح ف و


The triliteral root ḥā fā wāw (ح ف و) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form IV verb yuḥ'fi (يُحْفِ)
  • twice as the noun ḥafiyy (حَفِيّ)

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 IV) - to press

(47:37:3) fayuḥ'fikumand press you إِنْ يَسْأَلْكُمُوهَا فَيُحْفِكُمْ تَبْخَلُوا وَيُخْرِجْ أَضْغَانَكُمْ


(7:187:26) ḥafiyyun(were) well informed يَسْأَلُونَكَ كَأَنَّكَ حَفِيٌّ عَنْهَا قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ
(19:47:10) ḥafiyyanEver Gracious قَالَ سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكَ سَأَسْتَغْفِرُ لَكَ رَبِّي إِنَّهُ كَانَ بِي حَفِيًّا

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