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Quran Dictionary - خ س أ


The triliteral root khā sīn hamza (خ س أ) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb ikh'sa-u (ٱخْسَـُٔ)
  • three times as the active participle khāsi (خَاسِئ)

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 despised

(23:108:2) ikh'saūRemain despised قَالَ اخْسَئُوا فِيهَا وَلَا تُكَلِّمُونِ

Active participle

(1) Adjective

(2:65:12) khāsiīnadespised فَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ
(7:166:11) khāsiīnadespised فَلَمَّا عَتَوْا عَنْ مَا نُهُوا عَنْهُ قُلْنَا لَهُمْ كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِينَ

(2) Noun

(67:4:8) khāsi-anhumbled ثُمَّ ارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ كَرَّتَيْنِ يَنْقَلِبْ إِلَيْكَ الْبَصَرُ خَاسِئًا

See Also

Language Research Group
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