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Verse (78:21), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (78:21) 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 (78) sūrat l-naba (The Great News)

V – 3rd person feminine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (78:21)

The analysis above refers to the 21st verse of chapter 78 (sūrat l-naba):

Sahih International: Indeed, Hell has been lying in wait

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