دعا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root د ع و(d-ʿ-w).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

دَعَا (daʿā) I, non-past يَدْعُو‎‎ (yadʿū)

  1. to call
  2. to invite, to summon
  3. to call up
  4. to call upon, to appeal to, to urge
  5. to challenge, to induce

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: dagħa
  • Swahili: dai

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دعا”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Root
د ع و

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دَعَا(daʿā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

دعا (daʿa) (form I, non-past يدعي(yidʿi))

  1. to pray (verbally)
    ادعي إنه تكون درجتك كويسة
    adʿi innu tikūn darajatak kuwaysa
    pray that your grade is good

Conjugation[edit]


Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
د ع ي

From Arabic دَعَا(daʿā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʕa/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

دعا (dʕa) (form I, non-past يدعي(yidʕi))

  1. to call upon God, to pray
    1. to curse
  2. to sue (to file a legal action)
    دعاوني فالمحكمة على قبل مضاربة السيمانة الفايتة.‎‎
    dʕāwni f-el-maḥkama ʕla qibal mḍārbat es-simāna l-fāyta
    They sued me in court for last week's fight.

Conjugation[edit]

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دُعَاء(duʿāʾ).

Noun[edit]

دعا (du'â)

  1. prayer
  2. blessing
  3. benediction

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دُعَاء(duʿāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari دعا
Iranian Persian
Tajik дуъо (duʾo)

دعا (do'â)

  1. prayer
  2. blessing
  3. benediction

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persian دعا(du’ā), from Arabic دُعَاء(duʿāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دُعا (du’āf (Hindi spelling दुआ)

  1. prayer, supplication
    Antonym: لَعَنَت(la’anat, curse)
  2. hope, wish
    Synonym: خواہش(xvāhiś)

Declension[edit]

Declension of دعا
singular plural
direct دُعا(du’ā) دُعائیں(du’āẽ)
oblique دُعا(du’ā) دُعاؤں(du’āõ)
vocative دُعا(du’ā) دُعاؤ(du’āo)

References[edit]

  • دعا”, in اُردُو لُغَت (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • دعا”, in Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2022.