بال

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Found in dictionaries as if from the root ب و ل (b-w-l), but actually not relatable to any root. It is explained as reanalysis of بَاءَ (bāʾa) لِي () “it has come upon me”; predating Arabic literature by a millenium at least since there is Biblical Aramaic בָּל (mind, heed).

Noun[edit]

بَال (bālm

  1. mind, state
  2. attention, mindfulness, heed
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ب و ل (b-w-l) related to urine.

Verb[edit]

بَالَ (bāla) I, non-past يَبُولُ‎ (yabūlu)

  1. to urinate
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

بَالِ (bāli) (form III)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of بَالَى (bālā)

References[edit]

  • bl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Bauer, Hans (1935), “Etymologica I”, in Zeitschrift für Semitistik und verwandte Gebiete (in German), volume 10, page 1
  • Freytag, Georg (1830), “بال”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 1, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 174
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “بال”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 1, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 180
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “بال”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (2011), “بال”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 124

Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Urdu بال (bāl), from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀸𑀮 (vāla), from Sanskrit वाल (vāla).

Noun[edit]

بال (bālm

  1. (LDA) hair
    Synonym: વાળ (vāḷ) (Standard Gujarati)

Kohistani Shina[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /báːl/

Noun[edit]

بال (baálm

  1. child

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian بال
Iranian Persian بال
Tajiki Persian бол (bol)

بال (bâl)

  1. wing

Shina[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /báːl/

Noun[edit]

بال (baálm

  1. boy, child

Urdu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀸𑀮 (vāla), from Sanskrit वाल (vāla)

Noun[edit]

بال (bālm (Hindi spelling बाल)

  1. hair

Descendants[edit]

  • Lisan ud-Dawat Gujarati: بال (bāl)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Persian بال (bâl)

Noun[edit]

بال (bālm (Hindi spelling बाल)

  1. feather
  2. wing