ليلة

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ل ي ل (l-y-l). From Proto-Semitic *layl-. Can be analyzed as a singulative noun, from لَيْل (layl, nighttime) +‎ ـَة (-a, singulative suffix). Cognate with Classical Syriac ܠܹܠܝܵܐ (lēlyā), Aramaic לֵילְיָא (lēləyā), לַיְלָה (láyla), Maltese lejl.

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Noun[edit]

لَيْلَة (laylaf (plural لَيْلَات (laylāt) or لَيَالٍ (layālin))

  1. night
  2. evening
  3. soiree

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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 0-87950-003-4