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Verse (70:8), Word 4 - Quranic Grammar


The fourth word of verse (70:8) 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 mīm hā lām (م ه ل). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (70) sūrat l-maʿārij (The Ways of Ascent)

like molten copper,
P – prefixed preposition ka
N – genitive masculine noun
جار ومجرور

Verse (70:8)

The analysis above refers to the eighth verse of chapter 70 (sūrat l-maʿārij):

Sahih International: On the Day the sky will be like murky oil,

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