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Quran Dictionary - خ د ع


The triliteral root khā dāl ʿayn (خ د ع) occurs five times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb yakhdaʿu (يَخْدَعُ)
  • twice as the form III verb yukhādiʿu (يُخَٰدِعُ)
  • once as the active participle khādiʿ (خَٰدِع)

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 deceive

(2:9:6) yakhdaʿūnathey deceive وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ
(8:62:4) yakhdaʿūkadeceive you وَإِنْ يُرِيدُوا أَنْ يَخْدَعُوكَ فَإِنَّ حَسْبَكَ اللَّهُ

Verb (form III) - to deceive

(2:9:1) yukhādiʿūnaThey seek to deceive يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ
(4:142:3) yukhādiʿūna(seek to) deceive إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ

Active participle

(4:142:6) khādiʿuhumwho deceives them إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ

See Also

Language Research Group
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