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Verse (16:8), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (16:8) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The noun is masculine plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is bā ghayn lām (ب غ ل).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

and mules
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
N – accusative masculine plural noun → Mule
الواو عاطفة
اسم منصوب

Verse (16:8)

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

Sahih International: And [He created] the horses, mules and donkeys for you to ride and [as] adornment. And He creates that which you do not know.

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