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Verse (3:173), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (3:173) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and verb. The connective particle wa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is nūn ʿayn mīm (ن ع م).

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

and (He is the) best
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الواو استئنافية
فعل ماض

Verse (3:173)

The analysis above refers to the 173rd verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: Those to whom hypocrites said, "Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them." But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, "Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs."

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