The first word of verse (79:20) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A resumption particle, verb and object pronoun. The connective particle fa 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 rā hamza yā (ر أ ي). The attached object pronoun is third person masculine singular.
The analysis above refers to the twentieth
verse of chapter 79 (sūrat
Sahih International: And he showed him the greatest sign,
7th July, 2012
The word "arā" here is described as perfect verb. But in other places, "raā" is also described as perfect verb. Are they both the perfect verb for root "rā hamza yā"? Or one of them is incorrectly described? Thank you.
Mazhar A. Nurani
8th July, 2012
Tag is correct except that Form-IV is not mentioned. Its verbal Noun is اِرَاءَةٌ
"raā" means "he saw" (3rd person perfect Form 1) whereas "arā" (3rd person perfect Form IV of the same root letters) means "he showed".
10th July, 2012
I see. So they are of different forms. Thank you so much for clearing that up.
13th October, 2013
- I think (79:20:1) should show that it belongs to verb IV
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