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Verse (3:127), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (3:127) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction fa is usually translated as "and". The form VII imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine plural and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

so (that) they turn back
CONJ – prefixed conjunction fa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine plural (form VII) imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
PRON – subject pronoun
الفاء عاطفة
فعل مضارع منصوب والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (3:127)

The analysis above refers to the 127th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: That He might cut down a section of the disbelievers or suppress them so that they turn back disappointed.

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