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Verse (7:83), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (7:83) 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 (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

she was
V – 3rd person feminine singular perfect verb فعل ماض

Verse (7:83)

The analysis above refers to the 83rd verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers].

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