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Verse (12:91), Word 9 - Quranic Grammar


The ninth word of verse (12:91) is divided into 2 morphological segments. An emphatic prefix and active participle. The prefixed particle lām is usually translated as "surely" or "indeed" and is used to add emphasis. The active participle is masculine plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The active participle's triliteral root is khā ṭā hamza (خ ط أ).

Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

EMPH – emphatic prefix lām
N – accusative masculine plural active participle
اللام لام التوكيد
اسم منصوب

Verse (12:91)

The analysis above refers to the 91st verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf):

Sahih International: They said, "By Allah , certainly has Allah preferred you over us, and indeed, we have been sinners."

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