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Quran Dictionary - ح ن ث


The triliteral root ḥā nūn thā (ح ن ث) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb taḥnath (تَحْنَثْ)
  • once as the noun ḥinth (حِنث)

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 break oath

(38:44:7) taḥnathbreak (your) oath وَخُذْ بِيَدِكَ ضِغْثًا فَاضْرِبْ بِهِ وَلَا تَحْنَثْ


(56:46:4) l-ḥinthithe sin وَكَانُوا يُصِرُّونَ عَلَى الْحِنْثِ الْعَظِيمِ

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