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Verse (96:15), Word 6 - Quranic Grammar


The sixth word of verse (96:15) is divided into 2 morphological segments. A preposition and noun. The prefixed preposition bi is usually translated as "with" or "by". The noun is feminine and is in the genitive case (مجرور). The noun's triliteral root is nūn ṣād yā (ن ص ي). Together the segments form a preposition phrase known as jār wa majrūr (جار ومجرور).

Chapter (96) sūrat l-ʿalaq (The Clot)

by the forelock,
P – prefixed preposition bi
N – genitive feminine noun → Forelock
جار ومجرور

Verse (96:15)

The analysis above refers to the fifteenth verse of chapter 96 (sūrat l-ʿalaq):

Sahih International: No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock -

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