إله

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See also: أله, اله, آله, and آلة

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ء ل ه (ʾ-l-h). Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔi.laːh/
    • Egypt: IPA(key): [ʔeˈlæːh]
    • Levant: IPA(key): [ʔɪˈlaːh]
    • Central Arabia: IPA(key): [ʔɪˈlæːh]
    • West Arabia: IPA(key): [ʔeˈlaːh]
    • Persian Gulf: IPA(key): [ʔɪˈlɑːh]
    • Tunisia: IPA(key): [iˈlɛːh]
    • Algeria: IPA(key): [ilɛh]
    • Morocco: IPA(key): [ʔilæh], colloquially IPA(key): [ʔlæh]

Noun[edit]

إِلٰه (ʾilāhm (plural آلِهَة (ʾāliha), feminine إِلَاهَة (ʾilāha) or إِلٰهَة (ʾilāha))

  1. god, deity (generic)

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ءله”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4