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Verse (3:167), Word 20 - Quranic Grammar


The twentieth word of verse (3:167) is a time adverb.

Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

that day
T – time adverb ظرف زمان

Verse (3:167)

The analysis above refers to the 167th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: And that He might make evident those who are hypocrites. For it was said to them, "Come, fight in the way of Allah or [at least] defend." They said, "If we had known [there would be] fighting, we would have followed you." They were nearer to disbelief that day than to faith, saying with their mouths what was not in their hearts. And Allah is most Knowing of what they conceal -

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teuku edward

31st December, 2010

Is its root ya-waw-mim?

Is it yawma + idzin (zharf zaman + ism zharfy)?

Abdul Rahman

31st December, 2010

Yes, indeed this word consists of two parts (or rather two words written as one), a Time Adverb (yawma) and a genitive noun (idh).

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