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Verse (53:21), Word 3 - Quranic Grammar


The third word of verse (53:21) is divided into 3 morphological segments. A conjunction, preposition and personal pronoun. The prefixed conjunction wa is usually translated as "and". The prefixed preposition lām is usually translated as "for". The personal pronoun is third person masculine singular. Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star)

and for Him
CONJ – prefixed conjunction wa (and)
P – prefixed preposition lām
PRON – 3rd person masculine singular personal pronoun
الواو عاطفة
جار ومجرور

Verse (53:21)

The analysis above refers to the 21st verse of chapter 53 (sūrat l-najm):

Sahih International: Is the male for you and for Him the female?

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