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Verse (8:66), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (8:66) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ʿayn lām mīm (ع ل م).

Chapter (8) sūrat l-anfāl (The Spoils of War)

and He knows
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض

Verse (8:66)

The analysis above refers to the 66th verse of chapter 8 (sūrat l-anfāl):

Sahih International: Now, Allah has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast.

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