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Verse (7:116), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (7:116) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verb and subject pronoun. The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine plural. The verb's triliteral root is sīn ḥā rā (س ح ر). The suffix (الواو) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

they bewitched
V – 3rd person masculine plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
فعل ماض والواو ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (7:116)

The analysis above refers to the 116th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: He said, "Throw," and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.

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