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Quran Dictionary - ف ق د


The triliteral root fā qāf dāl (ف ق د) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb tafqidu (تَفْقِدُ)
  • once as the form V verb tafaqqada (تَفَقَّدَ)

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 miss

(12:71:5) tafqidūnayou miss قَالُوا وَأَقْبَلُوا عَلَيْهِمْ مَاذَا تَفْقِدُونَ
(12:72:2) nafqiduWe are missing قَالُوا نَفْقِدُ صُوَاعَ الْمَلِكِ وَلِمَنْ جَاءَ بِهِ حِمْلُ بَعِيرٍ وَأَنَا بِهِ زَعِيمٌ

Verb (form V) - to inspect

(27:20:1) watafaqqadaAnd he inspected وَتَفَقَّدَ الطَّيْرَ فَقَالَ مَا لِيَ لَا أَرَى الْهُدْهُدَ أَمْ كَانَ مِنَ الْغَائِبِينَ

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