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Verse (3:40), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (3:40) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is masculine and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is rā bā bā (ر ب ب). The of the first person singular possessive pronoun has been omitted due to elision (الياء محذوفة), and is indicated by the kasrah.

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

"My Lord
N – accusative masculine noun
PRON – 1st person singular possessive pronoun
اسم منصوب والياء المحذوفة ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (3:40)

The analysis above refers to the 40th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: He said, "My Lord, how will I have a boy when I have reached old age and my wife is barren?" The angel said, "Such is Allah ; He does what He wills."

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