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Verse (38:33), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (38:33) 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 perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is ṭā fā qāf (ط ف ق).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

Then he began
REM – prefixed resumption particle
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الفاء استئنافية
فعل ماض

Verse (38:33)

The analysis above refers to the 33rd verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: [He said], "Return them to me," and set about striking [their] legs and necks.

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