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Verse (55:14), Word 5 - Quranic Grammar


The fifth word of verse (55:14) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition ka is usually translated as "like" or "as". The noun is masculine singular and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is fā khā rā (ف خ ر). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (55) sūrat l-raḥmān (The Most Gracious)

like the pottery.
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine singular noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (55:14)

The analysis above refers to the fourteenth verse of chapter 55 (sūrat l-raḥmān):

Sahih International: He created man from clay like [that of] pottery.

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