שא

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Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic شَاءَ (šāʾa).

Verb[edit]

שא (šāʾa)

  1. to will, want, wish
    • Genesis 1:3 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      ושא אללה אן יכון נור פכאן נור׃‏
      wašāʾa llāhu ʾan yakūna nūrun fakāna nūrun.
      And God willed there to be light, and then there was light.