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Verse (50:11), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar

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The second word of verse (50:11) 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 ʿayn bā dāl (ع ب د). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (50) sūrat qāf


(50:11:2)
lil'ʿibādi
for the slaves,
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine plural noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (50:11)

The analysis above refers to the eleventh verse of chapter 50 (sūrat qāf):

Sahih International: As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the resurrection.

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