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Verse (16:46), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (16:46) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A verbal noun and possessive pronoun. The form V verbal noun is masculine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The verbal noun's triliteral root is qāf lām bā (ق ل ب). The attached possessive pronoun is third person masculine plural.

Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

their going to and fro
N – genitive masculine (form V) verbal noun
PRON – 3rd person masculine plural possessive pronoun
اسم مجرور و«هم» ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (16:46)

The analysis above refers to the 46th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl):

Sahih International: Or that He would not seize them during their [usual] activity, and they could not cause failure?

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