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Quran Dictionary - ت ب ب


The triliteral root tā bā bā (ت ب ب) occurs four times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb tabba (تَبَّ)
  • once as the noun tabāb (تَبَاب)
  • once as the form II verbal noun tatbīb (تَتْبِيب)

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 perish

(111:1:1) tabbatPerish تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ
(111:1:5) watabbaand perish he تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ


(40:37:23) tabābinruin وَمَا كَيْدُ فِرْعَوْنَ إِلَّا فِي تَبَابٍ

Verbal noun (form II)

(11:101:24) tatbībinruin وَمَا زَادُوهُمْ غَيْرَ تَتْبِيبٍ

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds