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Verse (3:9), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar

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The fifth word of verse (3:9) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The indefinite noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is yā wāw mīm (ي و م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

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


(3:9:5)
liyawmin
on a Day,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (3:9)

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

Sahih International: Our Lord, surely You will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, Allah does not fail in His promise."

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