ألف

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See also: الف‎, الق, and ألق

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾalp-.

Numeral[edit]

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  1. thousand
    أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَلَيْلَةٌ (ʾalfu laylatin walaylatun) — One thousand and one nights (lit. "a thousand nights and a night")
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Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ء ل ف(ʾ-l-f).

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)
Conjugation[edit]

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)