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Verse (16:79), Word 17 - Quranic Grammar

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The seventeenth word of verse (16:79) 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)


(16:79:17)
liqawmin
for a people
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (16:79)

The analysis above refers to the 79th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except Allah. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.

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