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Verse (37:16), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (37:16) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and noun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The indefinite noun is masculine plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is ʿayn ẓā mīm (ع ظ م).

Chapter (37) sūrat l-ṣāfāt (Those Ranges in Ranks)

and bones,
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
N – accusative masculine plural indefinite noun → Bone
الواو عاطفة
اسم منصوب

Verse (37:16)

The analysis above refers to the sixteenth verse of chapter 37 (sūrat l-ṣāfāt):

Sahih International: When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?

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