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Verse (53:27), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar


The sixth word of verse (53:27) is divided into 3 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The form II imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is third person masculine plural and is in the indicative mood (مرفوع). The verb's triliteral root is sīn mīm wāw (س م و). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star)

surely they name
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
V – 3rd person masculine plural (form II) imperfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
اللام لام التوكيد
فعل مضارع والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (53:27)

The analysis above refers to the 27th verse of chapter 53 (sūrat l-najm):

Sahih International: Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter name the angels female names,

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