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Quran Dictionary - غ س ق


The triliteral root ghayn sīn qāf (غ س ق) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the noun ghassāq (غَسَّاق)
  • once as the noun ghasaq (غَسَق)
  • once as the active participle ghāsiq (غَاسِق)

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.


(38:57:4) waghassāqunand purulence هَٰذَا فَلْيَذُوقُوهُ حَمِيمٌ وَغَسَّاقٌ
(78:25:3) waghassāqanand purulence إِلَّا حَمِيمًا وَغَسَّاقًا


(17:78:6) ghasaqi(the) darkness أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِدُلُوكِ الشَّمْسِ إِلَىٰ غَسَقِ اللَّيْلِ وَقُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ

Active participle

(113:3:3) ghāsiqin(of) darkness وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

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