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Verse (16:56), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (16:56) 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 (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

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

Verse (16:56)

The analysis above refers to the 56th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And they assign to what they do not know a portion of that which We have provided them. By Allah , you will surely be questioned about what you used to invent.

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