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Verse (2:60), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (2:60) 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 VII perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person feminine singular. The verb's triliteral root is fā jīm rā (ف ج ر).

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

Then gushed forth
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 3rd person feminine singular (form VII) perfect verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل ماض

Verse (2:60)

The analysis above refers to the 60th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: And [recall] when Moses prayed for water for his people, so We said, "Strike with your staff the stone." And there gushed forth from it twelve springs, and every people knew its watering place. "Eat and drink from the provision of Allah , and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption."

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