بلا

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See also:پلاandتلا

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ⁧ب ل و(b-l-w).

Verb[edit]

بَلَا (balā) I, non-pastيَبْلُو⁩‎ (yablū)

  1. to test, to try
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 18:7:
      إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ زِينَةً لَهَا لِنَبْلُوَهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا
      ʔinnā jaʕalnā mā ʕalā l-ʔarḍi zīnatan lahā linabluwahum ʔayyuhum ʔaḥsanu ʕamalan
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 21:35:
      وَنَبْلُوكُم بِٱلشَّرِّ وَٱلْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً
      wanablūkum bi-š-šarri wal-ḵayri fitnatan
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

بِـ(bi-) + ⁧لَا()

Preposition[edit]

بِلَا (bilā)

  1. without
    Synonyms:دُونَ(dūna), ⁧بِدُونِ(bidūni), ⁧مِنْ دُونِ(min dūni), ⁧مِنْ غَيْرِ(min ḡayri), ⁧بِغَيْرِ(biḡayri)
Antonyms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Swahili: bila

Verb[edit]

بَلَّا (ballā) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine dual past active indicative of بَلَّ(balla)

Verb[edit]

بُلَّا (bullā) (form I)

  1. inflection of بَلَّ(balla):
    1. second-person dual imperative active
    2. third-person masculine dual past passive indicative

Noun[edit]

بَلًّا (ballan)

  1. indefinite accusative of بَلّ(ball)

Chagatai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bāla.

Noun[edit]

بلا⁩ (bala)

  1. child

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianبلا(balā), from Arabicبلاء(balāʔ).

Noun[edit]

بلا⁩ (bälā)

  1. affliction

Khalaj[edit]

Noun[edit]

بَلا⁩ (bəlâ) (definite accusativeبَلانؽ⁩, pluralبَلالار⁩)

  1. Arabic spelling of bəlâ (affliction)

Declension[edit]

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persianبلا(balâ), ultimately from Arabicبَلَاء(balāʔ, affliction).

Noun[edit]

بلا (belâ)

  1. problem, trouble, disaster
    Synonyms:الم(elem), ⁧زقوم(zıkkım), ⁧علت(ʼillet)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabicبِلَا(bilā).

Preposition[edit]

بلا (bila)

  1. without
    Synonym:ـسز(-siz)
Usage notes[edit]

Pashto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persianبلا(balâ), ultimately from Arabicبَلَاء(balāʔ, affliction).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بلا (bëlâf

  1. monster

Declension[edit]

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicبَلَاء(balāʔ, affliction).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Readings
Classical reading? balā
Dari reading? balā
Iranian reading? balâ
Tajik reading? balo

Noun[edit]

بَلا (balâ) (pluralبلاها(balâ-hâ))

  1. affliction

Derived terms[edit]

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicبِلَا(bilā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.la/, [ˈba.la]
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

بلا (bala)

  1. without
    Synonyms:بدون(bidūn), ⁧من دون(min dūn)
    Antonyms: (together with)مع(maʕ), (by means of)بـ(bi-), ⁧في(fi)

Inflection[edit]

    Inflected forms of ⁧بلا
Base form بلا(bala)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person بلاي(balāy) بلانا(balāna)
2nd person بلاك(balāk) بلاك(balāki) بلاكم(balākom)
3rd person بلاه(balā) بلاها(balāha) بلاهم(balāhom)

See also[edit]

Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianبلا(balā), from Arabicبَلَاء(balāʔ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بَلا (balāf (Hindi spelling बला)

  1. affliction, scourge
    Synonym:غَضَب(ġazab)
  2. great trouble, tribulation
    Synonym:مُصِیبَت(musībat)
  3. misfortune, calamity, plague
    Synonyms:آفَت(āfat), ⁧قَیامَت(qayāmat)
  4. monster, hag, curse (agent of affliction, trouble or misfortune)
Declension[edit]
Declension of ⁧بلا
singular plural
direct بلا(balā) بلائیں(balāẽ)
oblique بلا(balā) بلاؤں(balāõ)
vocative بلا(balā) بلاؤ(balāo)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بُلّا (bullām (Hindi spelling बुल्ला)

  1. bubble
    Synonym:بُلْبُلا(bulbulā)
Declension[edit]
Declension of ⁧بلا
singular plural
direct بُلا(bullā) بُلے(bulle)
oblique بُلے(bulle) بُلوں(bullõ)
vocative بُلے(bulle) بُلو(bullo)

Etymology 3[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀩𑀺𑀟𑀸𑀮 (biḍāla), 𑀩𑀺𑀮𑀸𑀮 (bilāla), from Sanskrit बिडाल (biḍāla).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بِلّا (billām (Hindi spelling बिल्ला)

  1. tomcat
Declension[edit]
Declension of ⁧بلا
singular plural
direct بِلا(billā) بِلے(bille)
oblique بِلے(bille) بِلوں(billõ)
vocative بِلے(bille) بِلو(billo)

Etymology 4[edit]

From Sanskrit वलक (valaka).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

بَلّا (ballām (Hindi spelling बल्ला)

  1. bat, club
Declension[edit]
Declension of ⁧بلا
singular plural
direct بلّا(ballā) بلّے(balle)
oblique بلّے(balle) بلّوں(ballõ)
vocative بلّے(balle) بلّو(ballo)
Derived terms[edit]