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Verse (18:85), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (18:85) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A resumption particle and verb. The connective particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so" and is used to indicate a sequence of events. The form IV perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is tā bā ʿayn (ت ب ع).

Chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave)

So he followed
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form IV) perfect verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل ماض

Verse (18:85)

The analysis above refers to the 85th verse of chapter 18 (sūrat l-kahf):

Sahih International: So he followed a way

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