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Quran Dictionary - ل ف ف


The triliteral root lām fā fā (ل ف ف) occurs three times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form VIII verb al'taffati (ٱلْتَفَّتِ)
  • once as the adjective alfāf (أَلْفَاف)
  • once as the noun lafīf (لَفِيف)

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 VIII) - to wind

(75:29:1) wal-tafatiAnd is wound وَالْتَفَّتِ السَّاقُ بِالسَّاقِ


(78:16:2) alfāfan(of) thick foliage وَجَنَّاتٍ أَلْفَافًا


(17:104:14) lafīfan(as) a mixed crowd فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ جِئْنَا بِكُمْ لَفِيفًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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