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Verse (69:27), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (69:27) is a perfect verb (فعل ماض). The verb is third person feminine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf wāw nūn (ك و ن). The verb (كانت) belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (69) sūrat l-ḥāqah (The Inevitable)

had been
V – 3rd person feminine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (69:27)

The analysis above refers to the 27th verse of chapter 69 (sūrat l-ḥāqah):

Sahih International: I wish my death had been the decisive one.

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