يا دلي

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North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Arabic ذُلّ(ḏull, humiliation, abasement), thus roughly “oh my shame!”.

Interjection[edit]

يا دلي‎ (ya dilli)

  1. oh dear; oh my God
    يا دلي! شو صايرلك حبيبي؟‎‎
    ya dilli! šu ṣayir-lak ḥabībi?
    My God! What’s wrong with you, darling?