The twelfth word of verse (7:176) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is mīm thā lām (م ث ل). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).
The analysis above refers to the 176th
verse of chapter 7 (sūrat
Sahih International: And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.
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