ولد

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Algerian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَلَد(walad).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ولد (weldm (plural ولاد(wulād))

  1. son
  2. boy
  3. child

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root و ل د(w-l-d), from Proto-Semitic *walad-. Cognate with Akkadian 𒅇𒌅 (walādum), Aramaic יְלַד(yəlaḏ), Classical Syriac ܝܠܕ(ilaḏ), Hebrew יָלַד(yālaḏ) and Ugaritic 𐎊𐎍𐎄 (yld).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

وَلَدَ (walada) I, non-past يَلِدُ‎‎ (yalidu)

  1. to bear, to beget
    وُلِدْتُ فِي مَدِينَةٍ كَبِيرَةٍ.‎‎ ― wulidtu fī madīnatin kabīratin.I was born in a big city.
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 112:3:
      لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ‎‎
      lam yalid walam yūlad
      He neither begets nor is born,
  2. to produce, to bring forth
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Etymology 2[edit]

Form-II intensive/causative of وَلَدَ(walada, to give birth).

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وَلَّدَ (wallada) II, non-past يُوَلِّدُ‎‎ (yuwallidu)

  1. to assist in childbirth (as a midwife)
  2. to make children to, to cause to give birth
  3. to rear, to educate, to bring up
  4. to innovate, to originate, to generate, to produce
  5. to give birth
  6. to derive (a word)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Compare Hebrew יֶלֶד(yéled), Ge'ez ወልድ (wäldə).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

وَلَد (waladm (plural أَوْلَاد(ʾawlād) or وُلْد (wuld) or وِلْدَان(wildān) or وِلْدَة(wilda))

  1. child (son or daughter of any age)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 17:31:
      وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ خَشْيَةَ إِمْلَاقٍ ۖ نَحْنُ نَرْزُقُهُمْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ قَتْلَهُمْ كَانَ خِطْئًا كَبِيرًا
      walā taqtulū ʾawlādakum ḵašyata ʾimlāqin naḥnu narzuquhum wa-ʾiyyākum ʾinna qatlahum kāna ḵiṭʾan kabīran
      And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin.
  2. (collective) offspring, issue
  3. (colloquial) boy
  4. (colloquial) son
Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani: övlad
  • Bengali: ওলদ (olôd)
  • Turkish: evlat
  • Maltese: wild
  • Kazakh: әулет (äwlet)

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans, “ولد”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic[3], 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1979, →ISBN

Hassaniya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Standard Arabic وَلَد(walad, son of)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ولد (wull)

  1. son (of)

References[edit]

  1. ^ apptek.com "Solving the Problem of Traditional Approaches to Name Matching" 'The North African Arabic prefix Ow, a variant of Ould (which comes from Arabic وَلَد(walad, son of))'

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَلَد(walad).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wuld/, /wald/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ولد (wuld, waldm (plural ولاد(wlād))

  1. boy
    Synonyms: طفل(tafl), عايل(ʕāyil)
  2. son
    Synonym: بن(ben)

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَلَد(walad).

Noun[edit]

ولد (waladm (plural ولاد(wlēd) or صِبيان(ṣibyān) or صُبيان(ṣubyān))

  1. boy

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural ولاد (wlēd) can mean “boys” specifically, but also “children” in general. The alternative plural is used to explicitly specify the masculine.

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