لو

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Alviri-Vidari[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لو ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. lip

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Hebrew לוּ ‎().

Conjunction[edit]

لَوْ ‎(law)

  1. if (contrary to fact)
    لَوْ أَحْبَبْتَنِي‎ ― law ʾaḥbabta-nī ― if you loved me
    لَوْ تُحْبِبْنِي‎ ― law tuḥbib-nī ― if you loved me
    لَوْ كُنْتَ أَحْبَبْتَنِي‎ ― law kunta ʾaḥbabta-nī ― if you had loved me

Usage notes[edit]

  • Normally used for conditions that are contrary-to-fact (unlikely to be fulfilled or incapable of being fulfilled). For possible (not contrary-to-fact) conditions, use إِنْ ‎(ʾin) or إِذَا ‎(ʾiḏā).
  • Used with the past tense or the jussive, in both cases with a present-tense meaning (although normally translated in English with a past tense).

Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لو ‎(low)

  1. (dialectal, Dashtestan) lip