علي

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See also: على‎, علی‎, غلى, and غلي

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʿall-, *ʿaly- (to be high; exalted), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿal-, *ʿVl(ay)- (to be high, tall; to rise, ascend).

Cognate with Hebrew עָלָה(ʿalá, to ascend, rise, grow, develop), Hebrew עלי(ʿeli, ascent) and thereby Eli.

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Verb[edit]

عَلِيَ (ʿaliya) I, non-past يَعْلَى‎‎ (yaʿlā)

  1. (intransitive) to be exalted, high
  2. (intransitive) to excel, to stand out
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ع ل و(ʿ-l-w) or ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

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Adjective[edit]

عَلِيّ (ʿaliyy) (feminine عَلِيَّة(ʿaliyya), elative أَعْلَىٰ(ʾaʿlā))

  1. high, tall[1]
  2. exalted, lofty, excellent
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Proper noun[edit]

عَلِيّ (ʿaliyym

  1. A male given name, Ali
  2. A surname​.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

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Noun[edit]

عَلْي (ʿalym

  1. verbal noun of عَلَى(ʿalā).
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Etymology 4[edit]

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

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Verb[edit]

عُلِيَ (ʿuliya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of عَلَا(ʿalā)

Etymology 5[edit]

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

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Verb[edit]

عُلِيَ (ʿuliya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of عَلَى(ʿalā)

Etymology 6[edit]

From عَلَى(ʿalā, on) +‎ ـيَ(-ya, me).

Adverb[edit]

عَلَيَّ (ʿalayya)

  1. on me

References[edit]

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