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Verse (20:41), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (20:41) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A preposition, noun and possessive pronoun. The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The noun is feminine singular and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is nūn fā sīn (ن ف س). The attached possessive pronoun is first person singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā

for Myself.
P – prefixed preposition lām
N – genitive feminine singular noun
PRON – 1st person singular possessive pronoun
جار ومجرور والياء ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (20:41)

The analysis above refers to the 41st verse of chapter 20 (sūrat ṭā hā):

Sahih International: And I produced you for Myself.

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