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Verse (7:72), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (7:72) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". The indefinite noun is feminine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is rā ḥā mīm (ر ح م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

by Mercy
P – prefixed preposition bi
N – genitive feminine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (7:72)

The analysis above refers to the 72nd verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf):

Sahih International: So We saved him and those with him by mercy from Us. And We eliminated those who denied Our signs, and they were not [at all] believers.

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