سلف

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See also: شلق

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root س ل ف(s-l-f).

Verb[edit]

سَلَفَ (salafa) I, non-past يَسْلُفُ‎‎ (yaslufu)

  1. to be over, to be past
  2. to come before, to precede, to antecede

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

سَلَّفَ (sallafa) II, non-past يُسَلِّفُ‎‎ (yusallifu)

  1. to lend, to loan, to advance (money)

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Noun[edit]

سَلَف (salafm (plural أَسَلَاف(ʾasalāf))

  1. ancestor(s), forefather(s), forebear(s)
  2. predecessor(s), forerunner(s)

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form سَلَف(salaf) may be used with a collective meaning: "ancestors," "forefathers," etc.

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Noun[edit]

سِلْف (silfm (plural أَسْلَاف(ʾaslāf))

  1. brother-in-law

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