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Quran Dictionary - خ ن س


The triliteral root khā nūn sīn (خ ن س) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the adjective khannās (خَنَّاس)
  • once as the noun khunnas (خُنَّس)

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.


(114:4:4) l-khanāsithe one who withdraws مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ


(81:15:3) bil-khunasiby the retreating planets فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالْخُنَّسِ

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