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Verse (11:44), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar

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The fifth word of verse (11:44) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, vocative particle and noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The noun is feminine and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The noun's triliteral root is sīn mīm wāw (س م و).

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)


(11:44:5)
wayāsamāu
and O sky!
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
N – nominative feminine noun
الواو عاطفة
أداة نداء
اسم مرفوع

Verse (11:44)

The analysis above refers to the 44th verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: And it was said, "O earth, swallow your water, and O sky, withhold [your rain]." And the water subsided, and the matter was accomplished, and the ship came to rest on the [mountain of] Judiyy. And it was said, "Away with the wrongdoing people."

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