Jerusalem, definitions

Numberup at Numberup at
Wed Sep 8 16:12:28 EDT 1999

Of course, but those vowel endings for "misr" are grammatical case
endings for a noun that is the object of the prepositions "b-" ["in,"
"at," "for," etc.] and "m-" ["from," "of," etc.]  They are not part of
the word "misr" itself.  Just as the Qur'an might have any other noun
with a change of vowel [i, u, or a] endings depending upon its case in a
sentence.  Thus, in the Qur'an you might see Allah as Allahu, Allahi,
Allaha.  These are case endings.

Solomon Landers
Memra Institute for Biblical Research

gs02wmr at panther.Gsu.EDU wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Sep 1999 Numberup at wrote:
> > > The Arabic name/word for Egypt is "Misra" not 'Misir."
> > >
> > Well actually, "misr."  Is "misra" dialectical?
> hello -
> I believe, actually I know, you are incorrect.
> The Qur'an(ultimate authority on the roots of Arabic language) uses
> phrases like "liqawmikuma bimisra" and "min misra", which uses the
> spelling "Meem, Suad, Ra" with a fatha vowel after the 'Ra' which
> elongates the ra into a 'Rah' sound.
> Shalom.
> Wondell M. Rachman

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