بلى

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

بِلىً (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 (bilanm (construct state بِلَى (bilā))

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

Declension[edit]