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Verse (2:209), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (2:209) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A result particle, verb and subject pronoun. The result particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate the result of a condition. The imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

then know
RSLT – prefixed result particle
V – 2nd person masculine plural imperative verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الفاء واقعة في جواب الشرط
فعل أمر والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (2:209)

The analysis above refers to the 209th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: But if you deviate after clear proofs have come to you, then know that Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

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