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Verse (11:56), Word 13 - Quranic Grammar


The thirteenth word of verse (11:56) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A preposition, noun and possessive pronoun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". The noun is feminine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is nūn ṣād yā (ن ص ي). The attached possessive pronoun is third person feminine singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

of its forelock.
P – prefixed preposition bi
N – genitive feminine noun → Forelock
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular possessive pronoun
جار ومجرور و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (11:56)

The analysis above refers to the 56th verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: Indeed, I have relied upon Allah , my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature but that He holds its forelock. Indeed, my Lord is on a path [that is] straight."

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