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Verse (38:71), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (38:71) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is masculine plural and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is mīm lām kāf (م ل ك). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

to the Angels,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (38:71)

The analysis above refers to the 71st verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: [So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.

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