على

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See also: علي, علی, غلى, and غلي

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y). Cognate with Hebrew עַל ('al) and עֲלֵי ('aléi) and Aramaic עַל (ʿal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

عَلَى (ʿalā)

  1. on
  2. against
  3. Used idiomatically with various verbs.
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Verb[edit]

عَلَى (ʿalā) I, non-past يَعْلِي‎ (yaʿlī)

  1. to climb to (the roof)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

عُلًى (ʿulanm pl

  1. masculine plural of أَعْلَى (ʾaʿlā)

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Preposition[edit]

على (ʿalā)

  1. on

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