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Quran Dictionary - ر ق ي


The triliteral root rā qāf yā (ر ق ي) occurs four times in the Quran, in four derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb tarqā (تَرْقَىٰ)
  • once as the form VIII verb yartaqu (يَرْتَقُ)
  • once as the noun ruqiyy (رُقِيّ)
  • once as the active participle rāq (رَاق)

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 ascend

(17:93:8) tarqāyou ascend أَوْ يَكُونَ لَكَ بَيْتٌ مِنْ زُخْرُفٍ أَوْ تَرْقَىٰ فِي السَّمَاءِ

Verb (form VIII) - to ascend

(38:10:8) falyartaqūThen let them ascend فَلْيَرْتَقُوا فِي الْأَسْبَابِ


(17:93:13) liruqiyyikain your ascension وَلَنْ نُؤْمِنَ لِرُقِيِّكَ حَتَّىٰ تُنَزِّلَ عَلَيْنَا كِتَابًا نَقْرَؤُهُ

Active participle

(75:27:3) rāqin(will) cure وَقِيلَ مَنْ رَاقٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
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