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Verse (20:108), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (20:108) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine singular and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is rā ḥā mīm (ر ح م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

for the Most Gracious,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine singular noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (20:108)

The analysis above refers to the 108th verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: That Day, everyone will follow [the call of] the Caller [with] no deviation therefrom, and [all] voices will be stilled before the Most Merciful, so you will not hear except a whisper [of footsteps].

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