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Verse (11:104), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (11:104) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The indefinite noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is hamza jīm lām (أ ج ل). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

for a term
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive masculine indefinite noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (11:104)

The analysis above refers to the 104th verse of chapter 11 (sūrat hūd):

Sahih International: And We do not delay it except for a limited term.

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