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Verse (20:86), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (20:86) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A vocative particle, noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is masculine and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is qāf wāw mīm (ق و م). The of the first person singular possessive pronoun has been omitted due to elision (الياء محذوفة), and is indicated by the kasrah.

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

"O my people!
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
N – accusative masculine noun
PRON – 1st person singular possessive pronoun
أداة نداء
اسم منصوب والياء المحذوفة ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (20:86)

The analysis above refers to the 86th verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: So Moses returned to his people, angry and grieved. He said, "O my people, did your Lord not make you a good promise? Then, was the time [of its fulfillment] too long for you, or did you wish that wrath from your Lord descend upon you, so you broke your promise [of obedience] to me?"

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