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Verse (21:47), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar

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The fourth word of verse (21:47) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is yā wāw mīm (ي و م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)


(21:47:4)
liyawmi
for (the) Day
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine noun → Day of Resurrection
جار ومجرور

Verse (21:47)

The analysis above refers to the 47th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa):

Sahih International: And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountant.

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