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Verse (2:207), Word 11 - Quranic Grammar


The eleventh word of verse (2:207) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun'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 (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

to His servants.
P – prefixed preposition bi
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (2:207)

The analysis above refers to the 207th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: And of the people is he who sells himself, seeking means to the approval of Allah. And Allah is kind to [His] servants.

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