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Quran Dictionary - ل ط ف


The triliteral root lām ṭā fā (ل ط ف) occurs eight times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form V verb yatalaṭṭaf (يَتَلَطَّفْ)
  • seven times as the nominal laṭīf (لَطِيف)

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 V) - to be cautious

(18:19:34) walyatalaṭṭafand let him be cautious فَلْيَنْظُرْ أَيُّهَا أَزْكَىٰ طَعَامًا فَلْيَأْتِكُمْ بِرِزْقٍ مِنْهُ وَلْيَتَلَطَّفْ


(1) Adjective

(12:100:40) laṭīfun(is) Most Subtle إِنَّ رَبِّي لَطِيفٌ لِمَا يَشَاءُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
(22:63:14) laṭīfun(is) surely Subtle فَتُصْبِحُ الْأَرْضُ مُخْضَرَّةً إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ
(31:16:23) laṭīfun(is) All-Subtle فَتَكُنْ فِي صَخْرَةٍ أَوْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ أَوْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَأْتِ بِهَا اللَّهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَطِيفٌ خَبِيرٌ
(42:19:2) laṭīfun(is) Subtle اللَّهُ لَطِيفٌ بِعِبَادِهِ يَرْزُقُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيزُ

(2) Noun

(6:103:8) l-laṭīfuthe All-Subtle وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ
(33:34:13) laṭīfanAll-Subtle إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ لَطِيفًا خَبِيرًا
(67:14:6) l-laṭīfu(is) the Subtle أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

See Also

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