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Verse (12:81), Word 13 - Quranic Grammar


The thirteenth word of verse (12:81) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person plural. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م). The suffix (نا) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

we knew.
V – 1st person plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (12:81)

The analysis above refers to the 81st verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: Return to your father and say, "O our father, indeed your son has stolen, and we did not testify except to what we knew. And we were not witnesses of the unseen,

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