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Verse (66:5), Word 17 - Quranic Grammar


The seventeenth word of verse (66:5) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and adjective. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The indefinite adjective is feminine plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The adjective's triliteral root is bā kāf rā (ب ك ر).

Chapter (66) sūrat l-taḥrīm (The Prohibition)

and virgins.
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
ADJ – accusative feminine plural indefinite adjective
الواو عاطفة
صفة منصوبة

Verse (66:5)

The analysis above refers to the fifth verse of chapter 66 (sūrat l-taḥrīm):

Sahih International: Perhaps his Lord, if he divorced you [all], would substitute for him wives better than you - submitting [to Allah], believing, devoutly obedient, repentant, worshipping, and traveling - [ones] previously married and virgins.

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