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Quran Dictionary - خ س ف


The triliteral root khā sīn fā (خ س ف) occurs eight times in the Quran as the form I verb khasafa (خَسَفَ). 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 cause to swallow

(16:45:6) yakhsifaAllah will cave أَفَأَمِنَ الَّذِينَ مَكَرُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ أَنْ يَخْسِفَ اللَّهُ بِهِمُ الْأَرْضَ
(17:68:3) yakhsifaHe will cause to swallow أَفَأَمِنْتُمْ أَنْ يَخْسِفَ بِكُمْ جَانِبَ الْبَرِّ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ حَاصِبًا
(28:81:1) fakhasafnāThen We caused to swallow up فَخَسَفْنَا بِهِ وَبِدَارِهِ الْأَرْضَ
(28:82:21) lakhasafaHe would have caused it to swallow us لَوْلَا أَنْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا لَخَسَفَ بِنَا
(29:40:15) khasafnāWe caused to swallow وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ خَسَفْنَا بِهِ الْأَرْضَ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ أَغْرَقْنَا
(34:9:14) nakhsifWe (could) cause to swallow them إِنْ نَشَأْ نَخْسِفْ بِهِمُ الْأَرْضَ
(67:16:6) yakhsifaHe will cause to swallow أَأَمِنْتُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ أَنْ يَخْسِفَ بِكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَمُورُ
(75:8:1) wakhasafaAnd becomes dark وَخَسَفَ الْقَمَرُ

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