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Quran Dictionary - ط ف أ


The triliteral root ṭā fā hamza (ط ف أ) occurs three times in the Quran as the form IV verb aṭfa-a (أَطْفَأَ). 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 IV) - to extinguish, to put out

(5:64:38) aṭfa-ahāit (was) extinguished كُلَّمَا أَوْقَدُوا نَارًا لِلْحَرْبِ أَطْفَأَهَا اللَّهُ
(9:32:3) yuṭ'fiūextinguish يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ
(61:8:2) liyuṭ'fiūto put out يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ

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