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Verse (2:131), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar

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The eighth word of verse (2:131) 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 rā bā bā (ر ب ب). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)


(2:131:8)
lirabbi
to (the) Lord
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (2:131)

The analysis above refers to the 131st verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: When his Lord said to him, "Submit", he said "I have submitted [in Islam] to the Lord of the worlds."

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