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Verse (2:69), Word 8 - Quranic Grammar


The eighth word of verse (2:69) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A noun and possessive pronoun. The noun is masculine and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The noun's triliteral root is lām wāw nūn (ل و ن). The attached possessive pronoun is third person feminine singular.

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

(is) its color."
N – nominative masculine noun → Color
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular possessive pronoun
اسم مرفوع و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل جر بالاضافة

Verse (2:69)

The analysis above refers to the 69th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah):

Sahih International: They said, "Call upon your Lord to show us what is her color." He said, "He says, 'It is a yellow cow, bright in color - pleasing to the observers.' "

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2 messages

Maqbool Ahmad

8th October, 2016

(2:69:8) The description of لَوْنُ in لَوْنُهَا is اسم مرفوع. But in dependency graph it is

shown مفعول. Is this right?

Abdul Rahman

20th October, 2016

لَوْنُهَا is اسم مرفوع because it the subject (mubtada') of the جملة اسمية (NS-nominal sentence) ما لونها. In the dependency graph, it is the whole sentence (NS) ما لونها which is shown to be مفعول به - with the arrow pointing back to the verb (V) يبيّن .

ما لونها is a nominal sentence consisting of a subject (مبتدأ) and predicate (خبر) -- both of which must be nominative (مرفوع).

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