ل

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ل U+0644, ل
ARABIC LETTER LAM
ك
[U+0643]
Arabic م
[U+0645]
U+FEDD, ﻝ
ARABIC LETTER LAM ISOLATED FORM

[U+FEDC]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEDE]
U+FEDE, ﻞ
ARABIC LETTER LAM FINAL FORM

[U+FEDD]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEDF]
U+FEDF, ﻟ
ARABIC LETTER LAM INITIAL FORM

[U+FEDE]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEE0]
U+FEE0, ﻠ
ARABIC LETTER LAM MEDIAL FORM

[U+FEDF]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEE1]
See also: J, ك, , and

Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل (lām)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ك(k) and followed by م(m).
See also[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل (lām)

  1. The twelfth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by ك(k) and followed by م(m).

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

لِـ (li-)

  1. to, for, belonging to.
Inflection[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

لِـ (li-)

  1. to, in order to: followed by the subjunctive mood
    دَخَلْتُ ٱلْمَطْبَخَ لِأَشْرَبَ مَاءً.
    daḵaltu l-maṭbaḵa li-ʾašraba māʾan.
    I entered the kitchen to drink water.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Particle[edit]

لَـ (la-)

  1. (intensifying particle) truly, verily, certainly, surely
    • Qur'an 29:41
      وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ ٱلْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ ٱلْعَنكَبُوتِ
      wa-ʾinna ʾawhana l-buyūti la-baytu l-ʿankabūti
      And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider,
Usage notes[edit]

Frequently used after إِنَّ(ʾinna).

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

لِ (li) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of وَلِيَ(waliya)

Khowar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل (lām)

  1. The thirty-ninth and first lam letter of the Khowar abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: گ
  • Next letter: ڵ

Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See also[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل (lâm)

  1. The thirty-fourth letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ګ
  • Next letter: م

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ﻝ / ﻟ / ﻠ / ﻞ (lâm)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by گ and followed by م. Its name is لام.

Sindhi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل (lām)

  1. The forty-sixth letter of the Sindhi abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ڱ
  • Next letter: م

Urdu[edit]

Alternative Forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /lɑːm/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /l/

Letter[edit]

ل (lām)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Urdu abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: گ
  • Next letter: م

Uyghur[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ل (le)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Uyghur alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: ڭ(ng)
  • Next letter: م(m)