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Quran Dictionary - م ه ن


The triliteral root mīm hā nūn (م ه ن) occurs four times in the Quran as the nominal mahīn (مَّهِين). 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.


(1) Adjective

(32:8:8) mahīnindespised ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ مَهِينٍ
(68:10:5) mahīninworthless وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَهِينٍ
(77:20:5) mahīnindespicable أَلَمْ نَخْلُقْكُمْ مِنْ مَاءٍ مَهِينٍ

(2) Noun

(43:52:8) mahīnun(is) insignificant أَمْ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ هَٰذَا الَّذِي هُوَ مَهِينٌ وَلَا يَكَادُ يُبِينُ

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