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Verse (5:113), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (5:113) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The imperfect verb (فعل مضارع) is first person plural and is in the subjunctive mood (منصوب). The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food)

and we know
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 1st person plural imperfect verb, subjunctive mood
الواو عاطفة
فعل مضارع منصوب

Verse (5:113)

The analysis above refers to the 113th verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: They said, "We wish to eat from it and let our hearts be reassured and know that you have been truthful to us and be among its witnesses."

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