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Quran Dictionary - خ ض ع


The triliteral root khā ḍād ʿayn (خ ض ع) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb takhḍaʿ (تَخْضَعْ)
  • once as the active participle khāḍiʿīn (خَٰضِعِين)

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 be soft

(33:32:10) takhḍaʿnabe soft فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ

Active participle

(26:4:11) khāḍiʿīna(in) humility إِنْ نَشَأْ نُنَزِّلْ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ آيَةً فَظَلَّتْ أَعْنَاقُهُمْ لَهَا خَاضِعِينَ

See Also

Language Research Group
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