Allah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اللّٰه(allāh), contraction of اَل(al-, the) + إِلَه(ʾilah, deity); cognate with the Aramaic אלה(aláh) and אלהא(aláhâ), and Hebrew אֵל(él), אֱלוֹהַּ / אֱלֹהַּ(elóah) and אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים(elohím); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈlɑː/, /ˈɑːlɑː/,[1] /ˌɑːˈlɑː/[1] (pronunciation which is close to the standard Arabic pronunciation [ʔalˤˈlˤɑːh])
  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.lə/,[2][1] /ˈɑːlə/[2][1] (anglicized pronunciations; close to dialectal Arabic [ˈʔɑlˤlˤa])
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː, -ælə

Proper noun[edit]

Allah

  1. God, in Islamic or Arabic contexts
    • 1998, Rice, Anne, The Vampire Armand, New York: Knopf, →ISBN, OL 354828M, page 273:
      We are too much men and women; we are yet formed in the image of the Creator, and what can we say of Him with any certainty except that He, whoever He may be—Christ, Yahweh, Allah—He made us, did He not, because even He in His Infinite Perfection could not bear to be alone.
    What is the Shia Islamic view on the attributes of Allah?

Usage notes[edit]

While in Arabic اللّٰه(allāh) is used generically to refer to God in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic contexts, current English usage almost always restricts the corresponding English term Allah to Islamic contexts only. Various newspaper style manuals recommend translating the Arabic word in English as God, as this better reflects Arabic usage, but the term is often left untranslated in Islamic contexts. Thus either “Allah is great” or “God is great” may be seen.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allah”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allah” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (definite Allahu, accusative Allahun, dative Allahut)

  1. Allah

Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh).

Proper noun[edit]

Allah

  1. Allah, God
    Synonyms: Allah-təala, tanrı; see also Thesaurus:Allah
    Allah qoysaGod willing
    Allah qoysa gələn ay təzə ə başlayıram.I am starting a new job next month, God willing
    Allah rəhmət eləsinMay s/he rest in peace
    Allah saxlasınMay God watch over him/her[usage 1]
    Allah sizi qorusunMay God protect you
    Allah şəfa versinGet well soon (literally, “May God give you recovery”)
    Allah canını sağ eləsinMay give him/her good health[usage 2]
    Allah sizdən razı olsunMay God be pleased with you
    Allah ağıl versinMay God give you reason[usage 3]
    Allah köməyin olsunMay God help you all[usage 4]
    Allah bəlasını versinMay God punish him/her
    Allah sizi bu bəladan qurtarsınMay God save/rid you from this calamity
    Allaha and olsunby God
    Allaha and olsun ki, mənim bundan xəbərim yox idi.I swear by God, I had no clue about this.

Usage notes[edit]

  1. ^ Often said to parents about their children
  2. ^ Often said as expression of gratitude, unlike Allah şəfa versin, which is said when someone is actually sick.
  3. ^ Said to indicate that the speaker considers the subject of the conversation to be a bad idea.
  4. ^ Can either be used literally, as a sincere wish, or ironically, as a statement of non-involment (i.e. "may God help you, because I won't") or similar to Allah ağıl versin, i.e. indicating that the speaker thinks the subject of the conversation is a bad idea

Declension[edit]

    Declension of Allah
singular plural
nominative Allah
Allahlar
definite accusative Allahı
Allahları
dative Allaha
Allahlara
locative Allahda
Allahlarda
ablative Allahdan
Allahlardan
definite genitive Allahın
Allahların
    Possessive forms of Allah
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahım Allahlarım
sənin (your) Allahın Allahların
onun (his/her/its) Allahı Allahları
bizim (our) Allahımız Allahlarımız
sizin (your) Allahınız Allahlarınız
onların (their) Allahı or Allahları Allahları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahımı Allahlarımı
sənin (your) Allahını Allahlarını
onun (his/her/its) Allahını Allahlarını
bizim (our) Allahımızı Allahlarımızı
sizin (your) Allahınızı Allahlarınızı
onların (their) Allahını or Allahlarını Allahlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahıma Allahlarıma
sənin (your) Allahına Allahlarına
onun (his/her/its) Allahına Allahlarına
bizim (our) Allahımıza Allahlarımıza
sizin (your) Allahınıza Allahlarınıza
onların (their) Allahına or Allahlarına Allahlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahımda Allahlarımda
sənin (your) Allahında Allahlarında
onun (his/her/its) Allahında Allahlarında
bizim (our) Allahımızda Allahlarımızda
sizin (your) Allahınızda Allahlarınızda
onların (their) Allahında or Allahlarında Allahlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahımdan Allahlarımdan
sənin (your) Allahından Allahlarından
onun (his/her/its) Allahından Allahlarından
bizim (our) Allahımızdan Allahlarımızdan
sizin (your) Allahınızdan Allahlarınızdan
onların (their) Allahından or Allahlarından Allahlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) Allahımın Allahlarımın
sənin (your) Allahının Allahlarının
onun (his/her/its) Allahının Allahlarının
bizim (our) Allahımızın Allahlarımızın
sizin (your) Allahınızın Allahlarınızın
onların (their) Allahının or Allahlarının Allahlarının

Further reading[edit]

  • Allah” in Obastan.com.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه(allāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ.laː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Al‧lah

Proper noun[edit]

Allah m

  1. Allah

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allah

  1. Allah

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Allah (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Allah
genitive Allahin
partitive Allahia
illative Allahiin
singular plural
nominative Allah
accusative nom. Allah
gen. Allahin
genitive Allahin
partitive Allahia
inessive Allahissa
elative Allahista
illative Allahiin
adessive Allahilla
ablative Allahilta
allative Allahille
essive Allahina
translative Allahiksi
instructive
abessive Allahitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Allah (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Allahini Allahimme
2nd person Allahisi Allahinne
3rd person Allahinsa

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allah m (proper noun, strong, genitive Allahs)

  1. Allah (God in Islam)

Further reading[edit]

  • Allah” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه(allāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔál.làː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔál.làː]

Proper noun[edit]

Allā̀h m

  1. Allah, God

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay Allah; from Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑllɑh/, [ɑɫɫɑh] (only in Muslim lexicon)
  • IPA(key): /ɑwloh/, [ɔwɫɔh] (only in Muslim lexicon, prescribed)
  • IPA(key): /awlah/
  • IPA(key): /allah/, /alah/ (only in Christian lexicon)
  • Rhymes: -ah

Proper noun[edit]

Allah

  1. (Islam) Allah
  2. (Christianity) God.
    "Akulah TUHAN (YHWH), Allahmu (your God), yang membawa engkau keluar dari tanah Mesir, dari tempat perbudakan." Exodus 20:2 (TB 1974)
    "Kalau kamu mengakui bahwa Allahmu (your God) adalah TUHAN (YHWH), maka ikutilah Dia, namun kalau allahmu (your god) adalah Baal, ikutilah dia." 1 Kings 18:21 (AYT Draft)

Usage notes[edit]

In Indonesian translations of the Bible, Hebrew אֱלֹהִים(elohím) is translated into Allah instead of ilah in contradiction with Indonesian Islamic terminology.

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Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /allah/, [aɫɫah], [ɔɫɫɔh]
  • Rhymes: -ah

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (Jawi spelling الله)

  1. (Islam) Allah
  2. (Christianity) God

Usage notes[edit]

Although Malaysian Christians have fought for the right to use "Allah" to refer to God in Christian contexts, citing its use by Arab Christians as a precedent, the Malaysian courts have ruled that using "Allah" outside Islamic contexts is illegal.

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allah m

  1. Alternative spelling of Alá

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper noun[edit]

Allah m (Cyrillic spelling Аллах)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Allah (definite accusative Allah'ı, plural Allah'lar)

  1. (Islam) Allah

Usage notes[edit]

When viewed as a proper noun – the predominant Islamic view – the orthographic rules require writing the oblique cases of the word with an apostrophe before the case suffix. When viewed as a common noun, spelled with a majuscule “A” out of respect, no apostrophe should be inserted.

Declension[edit]

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