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Verse (7:160), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar


The sixteenth word of verse (7:160) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A particle of cause and verb. The prefixed particle fa is usually translated as "then" or "so". The particle is used to indicate cause and makes the following verb subjunctive. The form VII perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person feminine singular. The verb's triliteral root is bā jīm sīn (ب ج س).

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

Then gushed forth
CAUS – prefixed particle of cause
V – 3rd person feminine singular (form VII) perfect verb
الفاء سببية
فعل ماض

Verse (7:160)

The analysis above refers to the 160th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: And We divided them into twelve descendant tribes [as distinct] nations. And We inspired to Moses when his people implored him for water, "Strike with your staff the stone," and there gushed forth from it twelve springs. Every people knew its watering place. And We shaded them with clouds and sent down upon them manna and quails, [saying], "Eat from the good things with which We have provided you." And they wronged Us not, but they were [only] wronging themselves.

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