ليل

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ل ي ل(l-y-l). From Proto-Semitic *layl-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lajl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

لَيْل (laylm (usually uncountable)

  1. nighttime, night
    Antonym: نَهَار(nahār)

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References[edit]

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

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic لَيْل(layl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ليل (lēlm (collective, singulative ليلة(lēla), plural ليالي(layāli))

  1. nighttime, night

Etymology 2[edit]

From French Lille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ليل (līlf

  1. Lille (a city in France)

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic لَيْل(layl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لَيْل or لِيل (layl or līlm (plural ليالي(lyāli))

  1. nighttime, night
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic لِ(li). The final -l may be due to backformation from the personal forms, themselves derived by reduplication. Compare Maltese lil (to, with)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ليل (līl)

  1. for
    Synonym: ل(li)
Inflection[edit]
Inflected forms of ليل
Base form ليل (līl)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person ليلي(līli) ليلنا(līlna)
2nd person ليلك(līlek) ليلك(līlki) ليلكم(līlkum)
3rd person ليله(līlu) ليلها(līlha) ليلهم(līlhum)