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Verse (3:45), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (3:45) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A vocative particle and proper noun. The proper noun is feminine and is in the nominative case (مرفوع).

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

"O Maryam!
VOC – prefixed vocative particle ya
PN – nominative feminine proper noun → Maryam
أداة نداء
اسم علم مرفوع

Verse (3:45)

The analysis above refers to the 45th verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān):

Sahih International: [And mention] when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary - distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah].

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