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Quran Dictionary - ن ك ب


The triliteral root nūn kāf bā (ن ك ب) occurs twice in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the noun manākib (مَنَاكِب)
  • once as the active participle nākibūn (نَٰكِبُون)

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.


(67:15:9) manākibihā(the) paths thereof هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًا فَامْشُوا فِي مَنَاكِبِهَا

Active participle

(23:74:8) lanākibūnasurely (are) deviating وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ عَنِ الصِّرَاطِ لَنَاكِبُونَ

See Also

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