الله

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Arabic[edit]

.اللّٰه
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (allāh) (single-character ligature)

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of الْإِلٰه (al-ʾilāh, the god), which is from the root ء ل ه (ʾ-l-h). Cognate with Aramaic אֱלָהָא (ʾĕlāhā), and Hebrew אֵל (ʾēl), אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ (ʾĕlōah), אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים (ʾĕlōhīm); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (in isolation): IPA(key): /aɫˈɫaːh/
  • IPA(key): /alˁ.lˁaːh/
    • (file)
      pronunciation in isolation
    Egypt, Levant, Sudan: IPA(key): [ɑlˈlɑːh]
    West Asia, Tunsia: IPA(key): [ɑɫˈɫɑːh]
    Arabian Peninsula: IPA(key): [aɫˈɫaːh]
  • (after a or u): /ɫˈɫɑːh/
    Egypt, Levant, Sudan: IPA(key): [lˈlɑːh]
    West Asia, Tunsia: IPA(key): [ɫˈɫɑːh]
  • (after i): /lˈlaːh/
    Egypt, central Arabia: IPA(key): [lˈlæːh]
    Levant, Sudan, west Arabia: IPA(key): [lˈlaːh]
    Tunisia: IPA(key): [lˈlɛːh]

Proper noun[edit]

اللّٰه (allāhm

  1. (monotheism) Allah; God (in Islam)
    • Qur'an 112:1-4
      قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ ۝ اللهُ الصَّمَدُ ۝ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ۝ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ ۝
      qul huwa llāhu ʾaḥadun ۝ allāhu ṣ-ṣamadu ۝ lam yalid walam yūlad ۝ walam yakun lahu kufuwan ʾaḥadun ۝
      Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One, ۝ Allah, the Eternal Refuge. ۝ He neither begets nor is born, ۝ Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” ۝
    • Bible (SVD), Gospel of John, 11:4:
      فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ يَسُوعُ قَالَ: هٰذَا الْمَرَضُ لَيْسَ لِلْمَوْتِ بَلْ لِأَجْلِ مَجْدِ اللّٰهِ لِيَتَمَجَّدَ ابْنُ اللّٰهِ بِهِ.‏
      fa-lammā samiʿa yasūʿu qāla: hāḏā l-maraḍu laysa li-l-mawti bal li-ʾajli majdi llāhi li-yatamajjada bnu llāhi bihi.
      When Jesus heard it, he said: This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Islamic contexts, this word may alternatively be translated into English as Allah. Note, however, that the Arabic word is just as neutral and general as English God, and does not express any particularly Islamic notion at all. الله (allāh) is the word used by Christians, Jews, and other monotheists to describe the God of their own religions.

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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

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /allah/, [allah], [ɔllɔh]

Proper noun[edit]

الله (Rumi spelling Allah)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Noun[edit]

الله (Allâh)

  1. (Islam) Allah, God

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Pashto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

الله (əllɑ)

  1. Allah

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Persian[edit]

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Dari الله
Iranian Persian الله
Tajik Оллоҳ (Olloh)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اَللّٰه (allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Noun[edit]

الله (allâh)

  1. God, Allah

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