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Verse (68:20), Word 2 - Quranic Grammar


The second word of verse (68:20) 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 and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is ṣād rā mīm (ص ر م). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (68) sūrat l-qalam (The Pen)

as if reaped.
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (68:20)

The analysis above refers to the twentieth verse of chapter 68 (sūrat l-qalam):

Sahih International: And it became as though reaped.

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