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Verse (16:12), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (16:12) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The noun is feminine and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is shīn mīm sīn (ش م س).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

and the sun
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
N – accusative feminine noun → Sun
الواو عاطفة
اسم منصوب

Verse (16:12)

The analysis above refers to the twelfth verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And He has subjected for you the night and day and the sun and moon, and the stars are subjected by His command. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.

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