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Quran Dictionary - ظ م أ


The triliteral root ẓā mīm hamza (ظ م أ) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb taẓma-u (تَظْمَؤُا۟)
  • once as the noun ẓama (ظَمَأ)
  • once as the noun ẓamān (ظَّمْـَٔان)

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 suffer from thirst

(20:119:3) taẓma-uwill suffer from thirst وَأَنَّكَ لَا تَظْمَأُ فِيهَا وَلَا تَضْحَىٰ


(9:120:23) ẓama-onthirst ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ لَا يُصِيبُهُمْ ظَمَأٌ وَلَا نَصَبٌ


(24:39:7) l-ẓamānuthe thirsty one كَسَرَابٍ بِقِيعَةٍ يَحْسَبُهُ الظَّمْآنُ مَاءً

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