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Verse (86:14), Word 1 - Quranic Grammar


The first word of verse (86:14) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and negative particle. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The negative particle acts like the verb laysa (ليس). This verb belongs to a special group of words known as kāna and her sisters (كان واخواتها).

Chapter (86) sūrat l-ṭāriq (The Night-Comer)

And not
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
NEG – negative particle
الواو عاطفة
نافية بمنزلة «ليس»

Verse (86:14)

The analysis above refers to the fourteenth verse of chapter 86 (sūrat l-ṭāriq):

Sahih International: And it is not amusement.

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