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Verse (27:68), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (27:68) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, noun and possessive pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The noun is masculine plural and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The noun's triliteral root is hamza bā wāw (أ ب و). The attached possessive pronoun is first person plural.

Chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants)

and our forefathers
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
N – nominative masculine plural noun
PRON – 1st person plural possessive pronoun
الواو عاطفة
اسم مرفوع و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (27:68)

The analysis above refers to the 68th verse of chapter 27 (sūrat l-naml):

Sahih International: We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before. This is not but legends of the former peoples."

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