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Verse (26:111), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (26:111) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A circumstantial particle, verb and object pronoun. The connective particle wa is usually translated as "while" and is used to indicate the circumstance of events. The form VIII perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is tā bā ʿayn (ت ب ع). The attached object pronoun is second person masculine singular.

Chapter (26) sūrat l-shuʿarā (The Poets)

while followed you
CIRC – prefixed circumstantial particle
V – 3rd person masculine singular (form VIII) perfect verb
PRON – 2nd person masculine singular object pronoun
الواو حالية
فعل ماض والكاف ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به

Verse (26:111)

The analysis above refers to the 111th verse of chapter 26 (sūrat l-shuʿarā):

Sahih International: They said, "Should we believe you while you are followed by the lowest [class of people]?"

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