ألف

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Noun[edit]

أَلِف (ʾalifm (plural أَلِفَات (ʾalifāt))

  1. Name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet (ا / ‍ا).

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Numeral[edit]

أَلْف (ʾalfm (plural آلَاف (ʾālāf))

  1. thousand
    أَلْفٌ لَيْلَةٍ وَ‌لَيْلَةٌ (ʾalfun laylatin wa-laylatun) — One thousand and one nights
Usage note: أَلْف (ʾalf) is a noun. When used with a corresponding noun, it governs that noun in the genitive singular, e.g. أَلْفٌ لَيْلَةٍ (ʾalfun laylatin, one thousand nights). When used as part of larger numbers (2,000, 20,000, etc.), it behaves as a normal masculine noun, e.g. أَلْفَانِ (ʾalfāni, 2,000), خَمْسَةٌ آلَافٍ (ḵamsatun ʾālāfin, 5,000), عِشْرُونَ أَلْفًا (ʿišrūna ʾalfan, 20,000).

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Verb[edit]

أَلَّفَ (ʾallafa) II, non-past يُؤَلِّفُ‎ (yuʾallifu)

  1. to unite, join, combine, put together
  2. to compile, compose, be the author of (a book)

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