Allah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Arabic الله (allāh), contraction of اَل (al) + إِلَه (ʾilah, ilāh); cognate with the Aramaic אלה (aláh) and אלהא (aláhâ), and Hebrew אֵל (él), אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ (elóah) and אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים (elohím); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈlɑː/, /ˈɑːˌlɑː/[1], /ˌɑːˈlɑː/[1] (pronunciation which is close to the Arabic pronunciation [ʔalˁˈlˁɑːh])
  • IPA(key): /ˈælə/[2][1], /ˈɑːlə/[2][1] (anglicized pronunciations)

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (uncountable)

  1. God, in Islamic or Arabic contexts
    • 1998, Anne Rice, The Vampire Armand, New York: Knopf, ISBN 9780679454472, OL 354828M, page 273:
      We are too much men and women; we are yet formed in the image of the Creator, and what can we say of Him with any certainty except that He, whoever He may be—Christ, Yahweh, Allah—He made us, did He not, because even He in His Infinite Perfection could not bear to be alone.
    What is the Shia Islamic view on the attributes of Allah?

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Usage notes[edit]

While the Arabic الله (allāh) is used generically to refer to God in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic contexts, current English usage almost always restricts the corresponding term Allah to Islamic contexts only. Various newspaper style manuals recommend translating the Arabic word in English as God, as this better reflects Arabic usage, but the term is often left untranslated in Islamic contexts. Thus either “Allah is great” or “God is great” may be seen.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allah” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allah” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh), from the root verb اله (’állaha, to deify); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (definite Allahu, accusative Allahun, dative Allahut)

  1. Allah

Dutch[edit]

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Allah m

  1. Allah

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh), from the root verb اله (’állaha, to deify); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /allah/, [aɫɫah], [ɔɫɫɔh]
  • Rhymes: -ah

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (Jawi spelling الله)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh), from the root verb اله (’állaha, to deify); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah m (Cyrillic spelling Аллах)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh), from the root verb اله (’állaha, to deify); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (definite accusative Allah'ı, plural Allah'lar)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh), from the root verb اله (al-h, to deify); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah

  1. (Islam) Allah

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