إلا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of إِنْ (ʾin, if) + لَا (, not). Related to Hebrew אֶלָּא (elá).

Preposition[edit]

إِلَّا (ʾillā)

  1. except, save
  2. unless, if not
  3. (after negation) only, but, not until