ألف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

أَلِف ‎(ʾaliff ‎(plural أَلِفَات(ʾalifāt))

  1. Name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet (ا / ‍ا).
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Numeral[edit]

أَلْف ‎(ʾalfm ‎(plural آلَاف(ʾālāf))

  1. thousand
    أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَ‌لَيْلَةٌ(ʾalfu laylatin wa-laylatun) — One thousand and one nights (lit. "a thousand nights and a night")
Usage note: أَلْف(ʾalf) is a noun. When used with a corresponding noun, it governs that noun in the genitive singular, e.g. أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ(ʾalfu 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), خَمْسَةُ آلَافٍ(ḵamsatu ʾālāfin, 5,000), عِشْرُونَ أَلْفًا(ʿišrūna ʾalfan, 20,000).
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

أُلْفِ ‎(ʾulfi) ‎(form IV)

  1. first-person singular non-past active jussive of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)

Verb[edit]

أُلْفَ ‎(ʾulfa) ‎(form IV)

  1. first-person singular non-past passive jussive of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)

Verb[edit]

أَلْفِ ‎(ʾalfi) ‎(form IV)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)