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Verse (38:74), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (38:74) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كان) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

and became
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض

Verse (38:74)

The analysis above refers to the 74th verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: Except Iblees; he was arrogant and became among the disbelievers.

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