بالغ

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ب ل غ(b-l-ḡ); compare بَلَغَ(balaḡa, to reach, to arrive, to come to, to amount to).

Verb[edit]

بَالَغَ (bālaḡa) III, non-past يُبَالِغُ‎‎ (yubāliḡu)

  1. to exaggerate, to overdo (with فِي())
  2. to do one’s utmost, to go to the greatest lengths
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the active participle of the verb بَلَغَ(balaḡa, to reach, to arrive, to come to, to amount to), from the root ب ل غ(b-l-ḡ).

Participle[edit]

بَالِغٌ (bāliḡun) (form VI, feminine بَالِغَةٌ(bāliḡatun), masculine plural بَالِغُونَ(bāliḡūna), feminine plural بَالِغَاتٌ(bāliḡātun))

  1. active participle of بَلَغَ(balaḡa)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 65:3:
      إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ
      ʾinna l-laha bāliḡu ʾamrihi
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بَالِغ (bāliḡ) (feminine بَالِغَة(bāliḡa), masculine plural بَالِغُونَ(bāliḡūna), feminine plural بَالِغَات(bāliḡāt))

  1. (superlative form) extensive, far-reaching
  2. considerable, profound, serious
  3. intense, high, extreme, strong
  4. (of feelings) violent, vehement
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بَالِغ (bāliḡ) (feminine بَالِغَة(bāliḡa) or بَالِغ (bāliḡ), masculine plural بَالِغُونَ(bāliḡūna), feminine plural بَالِغَات(bāliḡāt))

  1. pubescent, mature, of age, in one’s majority, adult
Declension[edit]

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic بَالِغ(bāliḡ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بالغ (bâleğ) (comparative بالغ‌تَر(bâleğ-tar), superlative بالغ‌تَرین(bâleğ-tarin))

  1. adult
  2. mature
  3. ripe
  4. in one's majority

Noun[edit]

بالغ (bâleğ) (plural بالغان(bâleğân) or بالغ‌ها(bâleğ-hâ))

  1. adult

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From an Eastern Iranian language. Probably cognate with Sanskrit पात्र (pātra). Also perhaps akin to Turkish bardak, an Iranian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

بالغ (bâloğ)

  1. (Transoxianan, obsolete) drinking horn

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَالَغَ(bālaḡa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

بالغ (bālaḡ) (form III, present ببالغ(bibāleḡ), subjunctive يبالغ(ybāleḡ))

  1. to exaggerate
    عمّ بتبالغ
    ʕamm bitbāleḡ
    you're exaggerating

Conjugation[edit]