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Verse (5:20), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (5:20) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A vocative particle, noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is masculine and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is qāf wāw mīm (ق و م). The of the first person singular possessive pronoun has been omitted due to elision (الياء محذوفة), and is indicated by the kasrah.

Chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food)

"O my people,
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
N – accusative masculine noun
PRON – 1st person singular possessive pronoun
أداة نداء
اسم منصوب والياء المحذوفة ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (5:20)

The analysis above refers to the twentieth verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah):

Sahih International: And [mention, O Muúammad], when Moses said to his people, "O my people, remember the favor of Allah upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you possessors and gave you that which He had not given anyone among the worlds.

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