على

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See also: علي, علی, غلى, and غلي

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

عَلَى (ʿalā)

  1. on
  2. over or against
Inflection[edit]
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Morphologically from the root ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to climb[1]
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Morphologically from the root ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عُلًى (ʿulanm

  1. plural of أَعْلَى (ʾaʿlā)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wehr, Hans (1976), “على”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-001-8.

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Preposition[edit]

على (ʿalā)

  1. on

Inflection[edit]


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