Qur'an | Word by Word | Audio | Prayer Times
__ Sign In

Verse (12:73), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (12:73) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and proper noun. The prefixed preposition ta is usually translated as "by" and is used to form an oath. The proper noun is in the genitive case (مجرور). The proper noun's triliteral root is hamza lām hā (أ ل ه). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

"By Allah
P – prefixed preposition ta (oath)
PN – genitive proper noun → Allah
جار ومجرور

Verse (12:73)

The analysis above refers to the 73rd verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: They said, "By Allah , you have certainly known that we did not come to cause corruption in the land, and we have not been thieves."

See Also


You can sign in to add a message if this information could be improved or requires discussion.

Language Research Group
University of Leeds