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Quran Dictionary - ج ث و


The triliteral root jīm thā wāw (ج ث و) occurs three times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the verbal noun jithiyy (جِثِيّ)
  • once as the active participle jāthiyat (جَاثِيَة)

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.

Verbal noun

(19:68:8) jithiyyanbent (on) knees فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَحْشُرَنَّهُمْ وَالشَّيَاطِينَ ثُمَّ لَنُحْضِرَنَّهُمْ حَوْلَ جَهَنَّمَ جِثِيًّا
(19:72:8) jithiyyanbent (on) knees ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا وَنَذَرُ الظَّالِمِينَ فِيهَا جِثِيًّا

Active participle

(45:28:4) jāthiyatankneeling وَتَرَىٰ كُلَّ أُمَّةٍ جَاثِيَةً كُلُّ أُمَّةٍ تُدْعَىٰ إِلَىٰ كِتَابِهَا

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds