عيسى

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See also: عیسی and عیسیٰ

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently an alteration of يَسُوع ‎(yasūʿ), but with the root letters curiously reversed (ysw‘ -> ‘ysy). Some have suggested a connection with عِيسَو ‎(ʿīsaw, Esau). The form عِيسَى ‎(ʿīsā) is first attested in the Koran. For more information, see w:Isa (name).

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عِيسَى ‎(ʿīsām

  1. (Islam) Jesus (Isa), son of Mary, revered as a major prophet in Islam
  2. A male given name, Isa

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Usage notes[edit]

عِيسَى ‎(ʿīsā) is used almost exclusively in Islamic contexts. Arabic-speaking Christians call Jesus يَسُوع ‎(yasūʿ), also the name generally used in secular contexts.

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