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Verse (53:8), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (53:8) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction fa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is dāl lām wāw (د ل و).

Chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star)

and came down,
CONJ – prefixed conjunction fa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الفاء عاطفة
فعل ماض

Verse (53:8)

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

Sahih International: Then he approached and descended

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6th June, 2013

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