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Verse (2:171), Word 12 - Quranic Grammar


The twelfth word of verse (2:171) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verbal noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The indefinite form III verbal noun is masculine and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The verbal noun's triliteral root is nūn dāl wāw (ن د و).

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

and cries -
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
N – accusative masculine indefinite (form III) verbal noun
الواو عاطفة
اسم منصوب

Verse (2:171)

The analysis above refers to the 171st verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: The example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or sheep - deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand.

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