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Verse (21:84), Word 16 - Quranic Grammar

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The sixteenth word of verse (21:84) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and active participle. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The active participle is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The active participle's triliteral root is ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

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


(21:84:16)
lil'ʿābidīna
for the worshippers.
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine plural active participle
جار ومجرور

Verse (21:84)

The analysis above refers to the 84th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa):

Sahih International: So We responded to him and removed what afflicted him of adversity. And We gave him [back] his family and the like thereof with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for the worshippers [of Allah].

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