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Verse (78:12), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (78:12) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, verb and subject pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is first person plural. The verb's triliteral root is bā nūn yā (ب ن ي). The suffix (نا) is an attached subject pronoun.

Chapter (78) sūrat l-naba (The Great News)

And We constructed
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 1st person plural perfect verb
PRON – subject pronoun
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض و«نا» ضمير متصل في محل رفع فاعل

Verse (78:12)

The analysis above refers to the twelfth verse of chapter 78 (sūrat l-naba):

Sahih International: And constructed above you seven strong [heavens]

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