إبليس

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from the trilateral root ب ل س (b-l-s) with the general meaning of “despair”, بَلَسَ (balasa). Alternatively theorized to come from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos, devil, accuser, slanderer).

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Proper noun[edit]

إِبْلِيس (ʾiblīsm

  1. Iblis, devil, Satan

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “إبليس”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN