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Verse (88:23), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (88:23) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A conjunction and verb. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The perfect verb (فعل ماض) is third person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf fā rā (ك ف ر).

Chapter (88) sūrat l-ghāshiyah (The Overwhelming)

and disbelieves,
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
V – 3rd person masculine singular perfect verb
الواو عاطفة
فعل ماض

Verse (88:23)

The analysis above refers to the 23rd verse of chapter 88 (sūrat l-ghāshiyah):

Sahih International: However, he who turns away and disbelieves -

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