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Verse (85:12), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (85:12) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and noun. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The indefinite noun is masculine singular and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The noun's triliteral root is shīn dāl dāl (ش د د).

Chapter (85) sūrat l-burūj (The Big Stars)

(is) surely strong.
EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
N – nominative masculine singular indefinite noun
اللام لام التوكيد
اسم مرفوع

Verse (85:12)

The analysis above refers to the twelfth verse of chapter 85 (sūrat l-burūj):

Sahih International: Indeed, the vengeance of your Lord is severe.

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