الله

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ARABIC LIGATURE ALLAH ISOLATED FORM

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Arabic Presentation Forms-A
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Arabic[edit]

اللّٰه
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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of الْإِلٰه (al-ʾilāh, the god) from the root ء ل ه (ʾ-l-h), both current in pre-Islamic usage, particularly in Nabataean macaronic Arabic-Aramaic usage from which the singular use has presumably spread. Compare Aramaic אֱלָהָא (ʾĕlāhā), Hebrew אֵל (ʾēl), אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ (ʾĕlōah), אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים (ʾĕlōhīm), Sabaean 𐩱𐩡𐩠; all 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) God
    • Qur'an 112:1-4
      قُلْ هُوَ ٱللّٰهُ أَحَدٌ ۝ ٱللّٰهُ الصَّمَدُ ۝ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ۝ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ ۝
      qul huwa llāhu ʾaḥadun ۝ allāhu ṣ-ṣamadu ۝ lam yalid walam yūlad ۝ walam yakun lahū 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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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938), “اَللّٰه”, in The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 66
  • Nehmé, Laïla (2017), “New dated inscriptions (Nabataean and pre-Islamic Arabic) from a site near al-Jawf, ancient Dūmah, Saudi Arabia”, in Arabian Epigraphic Notes[1], volume 3, pages 121–164
  • 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

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Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

الله (Rumi spelling Allah)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الله (allāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

الله (ʾAllam

  1. (monotheism) God
    هوه ملحد، ما بيآمن بشي اسمو الله
    Huwi mulḥid, ma biʾāmin bi-ši ismu Alla.
    He’s an atheist, he doesn’t believe in such a thing as God.

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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