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Quran Dictionary - د ه ن


The triliteral root dāl hā nūn (د ه ن) occurs five times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • twice as the form IV verb yud'hinu (يُدْهِنُ)
  • once as the noun dihān (دِّهَان)
  • once as the noun duh'n (دُّهْن)
  • once as the form IV active participle mud'hinūn (مُّدْهِنُون)

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 compromise

(68:9:3) tud'hinuyou should compromise وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ
(68:9:4) fayud'hinūnaso they would compromise فَيُدْهِنُونَ


(55:37:6) kal-dihānilike murky oil فَإِذَا انْشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَكَانَتْ وَرْدَةً كَالدِّهَانِ


(23:20:7) bil-duh'nioil وَشَجَرَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ طُورِ سَيْنَاءَ تَنْبُتُ بِالدُّهْنِ وَصِبْغٍ لِلْآكِلِينَ

Active participle (form IV)

(56:81:4) mud'hinūna(are) indifferent أَفَبِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ أَنْتُمْ مُدْهِنُونَ

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