بلى

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Arabic[edit]

Etymyology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

بَلَى (balā)

  1. used to contradict a negative statement
    أَلَمْ تَحْضُرِ ٱلْيَوْمَ؟ بَلَى، لَٰكِنَّكَ لَمْ تُشَاهِدْنِي.‎‎
    ʾalam taḥḍuri l-yawma? balā, lākinnaka lam tušāhidnī.
    Haven’t you attended today? I have, only you have not noticed me.
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:260:
      وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ أَرِنِي كَيْفَ تُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ ۖ قَالَ أَوَلَمْ تُؤْمِن ۖ قَالَ بَلَى وَلَٰكِن لِّيَطْمَئِنَّ قَلْبِي
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 34:3:
      وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَا تَأْتِينَا السَّاعَةُ قُلْ بَلَى وَرَبِّي لَتَأْتِيَنَّكُمْ
      waqāla allaḏīna kafarū lā taʾtīnā s-sāʿatu qul balā warabbī lataʾtiyannakum
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: امبله(ambala)
  • Maltese: mela
  • Persian: بله(bale), بلی‎ (bali)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

بِلًى (bilanpl

  1. plural of بِلْوَة(bilwa, trial)
    • بِئْسَ الْعَبْدُ عَبْدٌ سَهَا وَلَهَا وَنَسِيَ الْمَقَابِرَ وَٱلْبِلَى
      biʾsa l-ʿabdu ʿabdun sahā walahā wanasiya l-maqābira wal-bilā
      What a bad servant is he who is heedless and diverted and forgets about the graves and trials!

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

بِلًى (bilanpl

  1. plural of بِلْيَة(bilya, marble)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

بِلًى (bilanm (construct state بِلَى (bilā))

  1. verbal noun of بَلِيَ(baliya, to wear out) (form I)

Declension[edit]