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Quran Dictionary - ط ع ن


The triliteral root ṭā ʿayn nūn (ط ع ن) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb ṭaʿanu (طَعَنُ)
  • once as the noun ṭaʿn (طَعْن)

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 defame

(9:12:7) waṭaʿanūand defame وَطَعَنُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ فَقَاتِلُوا أَئِمَّةَ الْكُفْرِ إِنَّهُمْ لَا أَيْمَانَ لَهُمْ


(4:46:17) waṭaʿnanand defaming وَاسْمَعْ غَيْرَ مُسْمَعٍ وَرَاعِنَا لَيًّا بِأَلْسِنَتِهِمْ وَطَعْنًا فِي الدِّينِ

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