alif

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English[edit]

Alif

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَلِف(ʾalif).

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Noun[edit]

alif (plural alifs)

  1. The first letter of the Arabic alphabet: ا(ʾalif).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَلِف(ʾalif).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.lif/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

alif m (plural alif)

  1. alif (Arabic letter)

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Hausa[edit]

Hausa numbers (edit)
1,000
    Cardinal: dubū
    Arabic-derived cardinal: alìf

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic أَلْف(ʾalf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔá.lìf/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔá.lɪ̀ɸ]

Numeral[edit]

alìf f

  1. thousand (principally used in dates)
    Synonym: dubū

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَلِف(ʾalif).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.lif/, [äl̺if]
  • Hyphenation: a‧lif

Noun[edit]

alif f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Arabic-script letter ا

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Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic علف(ʿalaf, forage, provender, feed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alif m

  1. fodder, forage, feed

References[edit]

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003) , “alif”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press