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Quran Dictionary - ل ف ت


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

  • once as the form I verb talfita (تَلْفِتَ)
  • twice as the form VIII verb yaltafit (يَلْتَفِتْ)

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 turn away

(10:78:3) litalfitanāto turn us away قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِتَلْفِتَنَا عَمَّا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا

Verb (form VIII) - to look back

(11:81:15) yaltafitlook back فَأَسْرِ بِأَهْلِكَ بِقِطْعٍ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ وَلَا يَلْتَفِتْ مِنْكُمْ أَحَدٌ
(15:65:9) yaltafitlet look back وَاتَّبِعْ أَدْبَارَهُمْ وَلَا يَلْتَفِتْ مِنْكُمْ أَحَدٌ وَامْضُوا حَيْثُ تُؤْمَرُونَ

See Also

Language Research Group
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