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Verse (25:44), Word 11 - Quranic Grammar

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The eleventh word of verse (25:44) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is nūn ʿayn mīm (ن ع م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (25) sūrat l-fur'qān (The Criterion)


(25:44:11)
kal-anʿāmi
like cattle.
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (25:44)

The analysis above refers to the 44th verse of chapter 25 (sūrat l-fur'qān):

Sahih International: Or do you think that most of them hear or reason? They are not except like livestock. Rather, they are [even] more astray in [their] way.

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