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Verse (17:11), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar


The sixth word of verse (17:11) 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 kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (17) sūrat l-isrā (The Night Journey)

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

Verse (17:11)

The analysis above refers to the eleventh verse of chapter 17 (sūrat l-isrā):

Sahih International: And man supplicates for evil as he supplicates for good, and man is ever hasty.

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