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Verse (53:13), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (53:13) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, emphatic prefix and particle of certainty. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis.

Chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star)

And certainly
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
CERT – particle of certainty
الواو عاطفة
اللام لام التوكيد
حرف تحقيق

Verse (53:13)

The analysis above refers to the thirteenth verse of chapter 53 (sūrat l-najm):

Sahih International: And he certainly saw him in another descent

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