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Verse (16:121), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar

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The second word of verse (16:121) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A preposition, noun and possessive pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is nūn ʿayn mīm (ن ع م). The attached possessive pronoun is third person masculine singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)


(16:121:2)
li-anʿumihi
for His favors.
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine plural noun
PRON – 3rd person masculine singular possessive pronoun
جار ومجرور والهاء ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (16:121)

The analysis above refers to the 121st verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: [He was] grateful for His favors. Allah chose him and guided him to a straight path.

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