Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν (John 1:9.a)

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“Ἦν” is a third person, singular, imperfect, indicative verb, meaning “was and is”.

“τὸ” is a neuter, singular, nominative article, meaning “the” or “which”.

“φῶς” is a neuter, singular, nominative noun, meaning “light”.

Again, “τὸ” is a neuter, singular, nominative article, meaning “the” or “which”.

“ἀληθινόν” is a neuter, singular, nominative adjective, meaning “true” or “genuine”.

The sense of the clause is “There was, and is, the genuine or true light.”

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