يا

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See also: یاand ئا

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يَا ()

  1. vocative particle preceding a noun used in direct address; only rarely omitted in such contexts; occasionally translated as o or hey
    يا كندا!
    yā kanadā!
    O Canada!
    يا كريم...
    yā karīm...
    (Hey) Kareem, ...
    يا حبيبي!
    yā ḥabībī
    Hey my love!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The subsequent noun stands in the accusative of the determinate state.
  • In Qur'anic and to some degree Classical orthography, يَا() was written يَٰـ and joined to the following word. Compare the following verse (Surat al-Baqara 55, translation Muhammad Asad).
    (original orthography) وَإِذۡ قُلۡتُمۡ يَـٰمُوسَىٰ لَن نُّؤۡمِنَ لَكَ حَتَّىٰ نَرى ٱللَّهَ جَهۡرَةࣰ فَأَخَذَتۡكُمُ ٱلصَّـٰعِقَةُ وَأَنتُمۡ تَنظُرُونَ
    (modernized orthography) وَإِذْ قُلْتُمْ يَا مُوسَى لَنْ نُؤْمِنَ لَكَ حَتَّى نَرَى ٱللّٰه جَهْرَةً فَأَخَذَتْكُمُ ٱلصَّاعِقَةُ وَأَنتُمْ تَنظُرُونَ
    And [remember] when you said, "O Moses indeed we shall not believe thee unto we see God face to face!" - whereupon the thunderbolt of punishment overtook you before your very eyes.

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Gujarati[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Persian یا()

Conjunction[edit]

يا () (Standard Gujarati યા)

  1. (LDA) or

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic يَا()

Interjection[edit]

يا () (Standard Gujarati યા)

  1. (LDA) O!