ولي

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See also: ولیand ولى

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root و ل ي(w-l-y).

Verb[edit]

وَلِيَ (waliya) I, non-past يَلِي‎‎ (yalī)

  1. to be close to, stand immediately by, be neighboring, follow close upon (transitive)
  2. to confine with (transitive)
  3. to depend, appertain
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Verb[edit]

وَلِيَ (waliya) I, non-past يَلِي‎‎ (yalī)

  1. to be a friend, assistant, helper
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References[edit]
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “ولي”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ولي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Verb[edit]

وَلِيَ (waliya) I, non-past يَلِي‎‎ (yalī)

  1. to administer, govern, be placed at the head of (transitive)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

وَلْي (walym

  1. verbal noun of وَلِيَ (waliya, to be close to, be friends with, administer) (form I)
  2. nearness, proximity, contiguity
  3. friendship
  4. government of a province
  5. shower after shower
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

وَلِيّ (waliyy) (feminine وَلِيَّة(waliyya), elative أَوْلَى(ʾawlā))

  1. near
  2. adjacent
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References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ولي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Noun[edit]

وَلِيّ (waliyym (plural أَوْلِيَاء(ʾawliyāʾ))

  1. relative, neighbor, friend, beloved one
    وَلِيّ الْعَهْد‎‎ ― waliyy al-ʿahdheir apparent
  2. helper, protector, benefactor, patron, master
  3. administrator, bestower
  4. client, slave
  5. favorite
  6. (Islam) favorite with God
  7. (Islam) prophet, saint
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Descendants[edit]
  • Azerbaijani: Vəli
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