ولد

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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).

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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.
    • 609–632 CE, 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. (collective) children, offspring
  3. (colloquial) boy
  4. (colloquial) son
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Descendants[edit]

  • Azerbaijani: övlad
  • Turkish: evlat

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

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَلَد(walad).

Noun[edit]

ولد (waladm (plural ولاد(wlēd) or صبيان(ṣibyān, 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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