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Verse (16:65), Word 15 - Quranic Grammar

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The fifteenth word of verse (16:65) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The indefinite noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is qāf wāw mīm (ق و م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)


(16:65:15)
liqawmin
for a people
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:65)

The analysis above refers to the 65th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: And Allah has sent down rain from the sky and given life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who listen.

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