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Quran Dictionary - م ح و


The triliteral root mīm ḥā wāw (م ح و) occurs three times in the Quran as the form I verb maḥaw (مَحَوْ). 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 eliminate, to erase

(13:39:1) yamḥū(Is) eliminated يَمْحُو اللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ وَيُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَهُ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ
(17:12:5) famaḥawnāThen We erased فَمَحَوْنَا آيَةَ اللَّيْلِ وَجَعَلْنَا آيَةَ النَّهَارِ مُبْصِرَةً
(42:24:13) wayamḥuAnd Allah eliminates وَيَمْحُ اللَّهُ الْبَاطِلَ وَيُحِقُّ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ

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