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Quran Dictionary - ن ح ت


The triliteral root nūn ḥā tā (ن ح ت) occurs four times in the Quran as the form I verb yanḥitu (يَنْحِتُ). 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 carve

(7:74:15) watanḥitūnaand you carve out تَتَّخِذُونَ مِنْ سُهُولِهَا قُصُورًا وَتَنْحِتُونَ الْجِبَالَ بُيُوتًا
(15:82:2) yanḥitūnacarve وَكَانُوا يَنْحِتُونَ مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا آمِنِينَ
(26:149:1) watanḥitūnaAnd you carve وَتَنْحِتُونَ مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا فَارِهِينَ
(37:95:4) tanḥitūnayou carve قَالَ أَتَعْبُدُونَ مَا تَنْحِتُونَ

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