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Quran Dictionary - ن ف ش


The triliteral root nūn fā shīn (ن ف ش) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb nafashat (نَفَشَتْ)
  • once as the passive participle manfūsh (مَنفُوش)

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 pasture

(21:78:8) nafashatpastured وَدَاوُودَ وَسُلَيْمَانَ إِذْ يَحْكُمَانِ فِي الْحَرْثِ إِذْ نَفَشَتْ فِيهِ غَنَمُ الْقَوْمِ

Passive participle

(101:5:4) l-manfūshifluffed up وَتَكُونُ الْجِبَالُ كَالْعِهْنِ الْمَنْفُوشِ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds