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{ ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاهُمْ لِنَعْلَمَ أَيُّ الحِزْبَيْنِ أَحْصَىٰ لِمَا لَبِثُواْ أَمَداً }

Then We aroused them We awakened them that We might know a knowledge of direct vision which of the two parties the two groups in disagreement over the length of their stay in the cave was better in calculating ahsā is of the pattern of af‘al meaning ‘more precise’ what they had tarried li-mā labithū is semantically connected to the following in terms of the length of time amadan in the accusative denotes purpose.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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