ولد

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See also: و ل د

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the root و ل د (w-l-d). Compare Hebrew יָלַד (yalád).

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

  1. to bear, to give birth, to beget
    وُلِدْتُ فِي مَدِينَة كَبِيرَة.‏ (passive voice)
    wulidtu fī madīna kabīra.
    I was born in a big city.
    • 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 (wäld).

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. child (of either gender)
  2. boy
  3. son
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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ولد”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4