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Quran Dictionary - خ ب ت


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

  • twice as the form IV verb akhbatu (أَخْبَتُ)
  • once as the form IV active participle mukh'bitīn (مُخْبِتِين)

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 IV) - to be humble

(11:23:6) wa-akhbatūand humble themselves إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَأَخْبَتُوا إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ أُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ
(22:54:11) fatukh'bitaand may humbly submit وَلِيَعْلَمَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكَ فَيُؤْمِنُوا بِهِ فَتُخْبِتَ لَهُ قُلُوبُهُمْ

Active participle (form IV)

(22:34:20) l-mukh'bitīna(to) the humble ones فَإِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَلَهُ أَسْلِمُوا وَبَشِّرِ الْمُخْبِتِينَ

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