علي

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See also: على, علی, غلى, and غلي

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From root ع ل و (ʿ-l-w). Cognate with Hebrew עָלָה ('alá).

Verb[edit]

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

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

From the roots ع ل و (ʿ-l-w) and ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y); compare عَلَا (ʿalā, to be high) and عَلِيَ (ʿaliya, (same)).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. high, tall
  2. exalted, lofty, excellent
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References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “علو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Etymology 3[edit]

From the root ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y). Compare Hebrew עֵלִי ('Eli).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

عَلِيّ (ʿaliyym

  1. A male given name, Ali
  2. A surname​.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

عَلْي (ʿalym

  1. verbal noun of عَلَى (ʿalā) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

عُلِيَ (ʿuliya) (form I)

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

Etymology 6[edit]

عَلَى (ʿalā, on) +‎ ـيَ (-ya, me)

Prepositional phrase[edit]

عَلَيَّ (ʿalayya)

  1. on me