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Quran Dictionary - ح و ي


The triliteral root ḥā wāw yā (ح و ي) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the adjective aḥwā (أَحْوَىٰ)
  • once as the noun ḥawāyā (حَوَايَآ)

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.


(87:5:3) aḥwādark فَجَعَلَهُ غُثَاءً أَحْوَىٰ


(6:146:19) l-ḥawāyāthe entrails إِلَّا مَا حَمَلَتْ ظُهُورُهُمَا أَوِ الْحَوَايَا أَوْ مَا اخْتَلَطَ بِعَظْمٍ

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