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Quran Dictionary - ص د ف


The triliteral root ṣād dāl fā (ص د ف) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • four times as the form I verb ṣadafa (صَدَفَ)
  • once as the noun ṣadafayn (صَّدَفَيْن)

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 turn away

(6:46:23) yaṣdifūnaturn away انْظُرْ كَيْفَ نُصَرِّفُ الْآيَاتِ ثُمَّ هُمْ يَصْدِفُونَ
(6:157:24) waṣadafaand turns away فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ كَذَّبَ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ وَصَدَفَ عَنْهَا
(6:157:28) yaṣdifūnaturn away سَنَجْزِي الَّذِينَ يَصْدِفُونَ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا سُوءَ الْعَذَابِ
(6:157:35) yaṣdifūnaturn away بِمَا كَانُوا يَصْدِفُونَ


(18:96:8) l-ṣadafaynithe two cliffs حَتَّىٰ إِذَا سَاوَىٰ بَيْنَ الصَّدَفَيْنِ قَالَ انْفُخُوا

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