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Verse (3:36), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (3:36) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A verb, subject pronoun and object pronoun. The form II perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person singular. The verb's triliteral root is sīn mīm wāw (س م و). The suffix (التاء) is an attached subject pronoun. The attached object pronoun is third person feminine singular.

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

[I] (have) named her
V – 1st person singular (form II) perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular object pronoun
فعل ماض والتاء ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به

Verse (3:36)

The analysis above refers to the 36th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: But when she delivered her, she said, "My Lord, I have delivered a female." And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, "And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the expelled [from the mercy of Allah]."

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