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Verse (81:17), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (81:17) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person masculine singular. The verb's quadriliteral root is ʿayn sīn ʿayn sīn (ع س ع س).

Chapter (81) sūrat l-takwīr (The Overthrowing)

it departs,
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (81:17)

The analysis above refers to the seventeenth verse of chapter 81 (sūrat l-takwīr):

Sahih International: And by the night as it closes in

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Asim Iqbal 2nd

17th June, 2011

Form is Q.I ,i.e., 1st form of the quadriliteral.

Brief explanation of Q.I

The 1st form the the Quadriliteral i.e. Q.I corresponds in formation and conjugation to II i.e. 2nd form of the triliterals and can be both transitive and intransitive in signification.


Lane's Lexicon, V5, P2040

Wright's Arabic Grammar Vol1, Page 48, and page 300 for the weights of this form.

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