إلا

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See also: آلا and ألا

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Ge'ez [script needed] (ʾälla), Hebrew אֶלָּא (elá).

Preposition[edit]

إِلَّا (ʾillā)

  1. except, save
  2. unless, if not
  3. (after negation) only, but, not until
    الصِّحَّةُ تَاجٌ عَلَى رُؤُوسِ الْأَصِحَّاءِ لَا يَرَاهُ إِلَّا الْمَرْضَى.‏
    aṣ-ṣiḥḥatu tājun ʿalā ruʾūsi l-ʾaṣiḥḥāʾi lā yarāhu ʾillā l-marḍā.
    Health is a crown on the heads of the healthy, that only the ill can see.

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