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Verse (2:8), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (2:8) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The form IV perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person plural. The verb's triliteral root is hamza mīm nūn (أ م ن). The suffix (نا) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

"We believed
V – 1st person plural (form IV) perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (2:8)

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

Sahih International: And of the people are some who say, "We believe in Allah and the Last Day," but they are not believers.

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