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Verse (16:69), Word 23 - Quranic Grammar

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The 23rd word of verse (16:69) 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)


(16:69:23)
liqawmin
for a people
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:69)

The analysis above refers to the 69th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.

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