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Verse (11:42), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar

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The sixth word of verse (11:42) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is jīm bā lām (ج ب ل). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)


(11:42:6)
kal-jibāli
like mountains,
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (11:42)

The analysis above refers to the 42nd verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: And it sailed with them through waves like mountains, and Noah called to his son who was apart [from them], "O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers."

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