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Verse (2:179), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (2:179) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A vocative particle and noun. The noun is masculine plural and is in the accusative case (منصوب). The noun's triliteral root is hamza wāw lām (أ و ل).

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

O men
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
N – accusative masculine plural noun
أداة نداء
اسم منصوب

Verse (2:179)

The analysis above refers to the 179th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: And there is for you in legal retribution [saving of] life, O you [people] of understanding, that you may become righteous.

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