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Verse (20:90), Word 7 - Quranic Grammar


The seventh word of verse (20:90) 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 (20:90)

The analysis above refers to the 90th verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: And Aaron had already told them before [the return of Moses], "O my people, you are only being tested by it, and indeed, your Lord is the Most Merciful, so follow me and obey my order."

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