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Quran Dictionary - ح ق ب


The triliteral root ḥā qāf bā (ح ق ب) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the time adverb aḥqāb (أَحْقَاب)
  • once as the noun ḥuqub (حُقُب)

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.

Time adverb

(78:23:3) aḥqāban(for) ages لَابِثِينَ فِيهَا أَحْقَابًا


(18:60:13) ḥuquban(for) a long period لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا

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