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Quran Dictionary - خ ف ت


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

  • once as the form III verb tukhāfit (تُخَافِتْ)
  • twice as the form VI verb yatakhāfatu (يَتَخَٰفَتُ)

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 III) - to be silent

(17:110:17) tukhāfitbe silent وَلَا تَجْهَرْ بِصَلَاتِكَ وَلَا تُخَافِتْ بِهَا وَابْتَغِ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا

Verb (form VI) - to murmur

(20:103:1) yatakhāfatūnaThey are murmuring يَتَخَافَتُونَ بَيْنَهُمْ إِنْ لَبِثْتُمْ إِلَّا عَشْرًا
(68:23:3) yatakhāfatūnalowered (their) voices فَانْطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ

See Also

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