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Quran Dictionary - ب د ع


The triliteral root bā dāl ʿayn (ب د ع) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form VIII verb ib'tadaʿu (ٱبْتَدَعُ)
  • once as the noun bid'ʿ (بِدْع)
  • twice as the noun badīʿ (بَدِيع)

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 VIII) - to innovate

(57:27:20) ib'tadaʿūhāthey innovated وَرَهْبَانِيَّةً ابْتَدَعُوهَا مَا كَتَبْنَاهَا عَلَيْهِمْ


(46:9:4) bid'ʿana new (one) قُلْ مَا كُنْتُ بِدْعًا مِنَ الرُّسُلِ وَمَا أَدْرِي مَا يُفْعَلُ بِي وَلَا بِكُمْ


(2:117:1) badīʿu(The) Originator بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ
(6:101:1) badīʿuOriginator بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ وَلَدٌ

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