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Quran Dictionary - ص د ع


The triliteral root ṣād dāl ʿayn (ص د ع) occurs five times in the Quran, in five derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb iṣ'daʿ (ٱصْدَعْ)
  • once as the form II verb yuṣaddaʿu (يُصَدَّعُ)
  • once as the form V verb yaṣṣaddaʿu (يَصَّدَّعُ)
  • once as the noun ṣadʿ (صَّدْع)
  • once as the form V active participle mutaṣaddiʿ (مُّتَصَدِّع)

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 proclaim

(15:94:1) fa-iṣ'daʿSo proclaim فَاصْدَعْ بِمَا تُؤْمَرُ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Verb (form II) - to have headache

(56:19:2) yuṣaddaʿūnathey will get headache لَا يُصَدَّعُونَ عَنْهَا وَلَا يُنْزِفُونَ

Verb (form V) - to be divided

(30:43:16) yaṣṣaddaʿūnathey will be divided يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصَّدَّعُونَ


(86:12:3) l-ṣadʿicracks open وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ

Active participle (form V)

(59:21:9) mutaṣaddiʿanbreaking asunder لَوْ أَنْزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا

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