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Quran Dictionary - م ض ي


The triliteral root mīm ḍād yā (م ض ي) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • four times as the form I verb maḍā (مَضَىٰ)
  • once as the noun muḍiyy (مُضِيّ)

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 go on, to continue, to pass

(8:38:14) maḍatpreceded وَإِنْ يَعُودُوا فَقَدْ مَضَتْ سُنَّتُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
(15:65:12) wa-im'ḍūand go on وَلَا يَلْتَفِتْ مِنْكُمْ أَحَدٌ وَامْضُوا حَيْثُ تُؤْمَرُونَ
(18:60:12) amḍiyaI continue لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا
(43:8:5) wamaḍāand has passed فَأَهْلَكْنَا أَشَدَّ مِنْهُمْ بَطْشًا وَمَضَىٰ مَثَلُ الْأَوَّلِينَ


(36:67:8) muḍiyyanto proceed فَمَا اسْتَطَاعُوا مُضِيًّا وَلَا يَرْجِعُونَ

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