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”.

Noun[edit]

بَال (bālm

  1. mind, state
  2. attention, mindfulness
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ب و ل (b-w-l).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to urinate
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

بَالِ (bāli) (form III)

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

References[edit]

  • 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 Sanskrit वाल (vāla).

Noun[edit]

بال (bālm

  1. (LDA) hair

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Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

بال (bâl)

  1. wing

Urdu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بال (bālm (Hindi spelling बाल)

  1. hair, feather, wing