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Laleh Bakhtiar - Concordance of the Sublime Quran
Hans Wehr - Dictionary of Modern Arabic


Collected, confused or confounded. Washed without cleansing. Felt (for a certain purpose). Complications.
A handful of herbs mixed together, fresh and dry. A handful of twigs of trees or shrubs or of the fruit-stalks of the raceme of a palm-tree. Whatever that is collected or bundled together and grasped with the hand.

A deed that is of mixed kind, not pure or not sincere. Something which is no good.

To be said of a she-camel, of which one doubts whether she be fat, and which one therefore feels with his hand (the hump), to know whether she be fat or not.

One who hides himself in a thicket or the like, and frightens boys by a sound reiterated in his fauces.

Rain that moistens the earth and the herbage.


n.m. (pl. adghath)

قَالُوا أَضْغَاثُ أَحْلاَم ٍ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِتَأْوِيلِ الأَحْلاَمِ بِعَالِمِينَ
Qālū 'AĐghāthu 'Aĥlāmin Wa Mā Naĥnu Bita'wīli Al-'Aĥlāmi Bi`ālimīna

They said: "It is nothing except bad dreams; and we are not knowledgeable in the interpretation of dreams."

بَلْ قَالُوا أَضْغَاثُ أَحْلاَم ٍ بَلْ افْتَرَاه ُُ بَلْ هُوَ شَاعِر ٌ فَلْيَأْتِنَا بِآيَة ٍ كَمَا أُرْسِلَ الأَوَّلُونَ
Bal Qālū 'AĐghāthu 'Aĥlāmin Bal Aftarāhu Bal Huwa Shā`irun Falya'tinā Bi'āyatin Kamā 'Ursila Al-'Awwalūna

They said: "No, these are just bad dreams; no, he made it up; no, he is a poet. So let him bring us a sign like those who were sent before."


وَخُذْ بِيَدِكَ ضِغْثا ً فَاضْرِبْ بِه ِِ وَلاَ تَحْنَثْ إِنَّا وَجَدْنَاه ُُ صَابِرا ً نِعْمَ الْعَبْدُ إِنَّهُ~ُ أَوَّاب ٌ
Wa Khudh Biyadika Đighthāan FāĐrib Bihi Wa Lā Taĥnath 'Innā Wa Jadnāhu Şābirāan Ni`ma Al-`Abdu 'Innahu 'Awwābun

"And take in your hand a bundle and go forth with it, and do not break your oath." We found him steadfast. What a good servant! He was obedient.

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