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Verse (38:23), Word 12 - Quranic Grammar


The twelfth word of verse (38:23) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A verb and two object pronouns. The form IV imperative verb (فعل أمر) is second person masculine singular. The verb's triliteral root is kāf fā lām (ك ف ل). The attached first object pronoun is first person singular. The attached second object pronoun is third person feminine singular.

Chapter (38) sūrat ṣād

"Entrust her to me,"
V – 2nd person masculine singular (form IV) imperative verb
PRON – 1st person singular first object pronoun
PRON – 3rd person feminine singular second object pronoun
فعل أمر والياء ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به اول و«ها» ضمير متصل في محل نصب مفعول به ثان

Verse (38:23)

The analysis above refers to the 23rd verse of chapter 38 (sūrat ṣād):

Sahih International: Indeed this, my brother, has ninety-nine ewes, and I have one ewe; so he said, 'Entrust her to me,' and he overpowered me in speech."

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