Analysis of Meronomy and Hyponymy in Surah Ar-Rahman


  • Kamran Ali Assistant Professor, Department of English, DHA Suffa University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Naila Rashid Lecturer, Department of English, DHA CSS Degree College for Boys & Girls, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Farzana Sohail Assistant Professor, Department of English, Govt. College for Women Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan



Hyponymy, Meronomy, Semantic Field, Surah Ar-Rahman, Text Analysis


The research paper analyzes meronomy and hyponymy in the translation of Surah Ar-Rahman to identify their role in the surah. Surah Ar-Rahman is thought to be a very powerful Surah by many Muslim scholars because of its captivating content, beautiful rhyming, and religious value. Meronomy serves two purposes in the surah. First, it establishes the meticulousness of the Creator, Allah almighty, presenting Him as omniscient. Secondly, it allows human faculties to imagine the abstract concepts distinctively. A careful examination of the semantic field depicts the role of hyponymy as a device to produce deducible link among nouns in the lexical field. That is to be a creation of Allah. The verbs associated with them also support ‘creation’ to be the subordinate term. The study employs qualitative approach and uses data analysis method used by Miles and Huberman (1994:12). Moreover, to identify meronomy; criteria presented by Girju et al (2003) and Winston, Chaffin, Herrmann, (1987) has been applied. For hyponymy the criteria proposed by Cruse (2002) has been put in use.





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Ali, K. ., Rashid, N. ., & Sohail, F. . (2022). Analysis of Meronomy and Hyponymy in Surah Ar-Rahman. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 471–477.