wali

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic وَالٍ(wālin).

Noun[edit]

wali (plural walis)

  1. A provincial governor in certain Islamic countries.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, page 130:
      You see the shrine was founded in memory of a great Wali, seer, holy man – but apparently a Mohammedan.
    • 2007 November 2, Jane Perlez, “Militants Draw New Front Line Inside Pakistan”, in New York Times[1]:
      For much of the last century, the mountainous region of Swat was ruled as a princely kingdom where a benign autocrat, the wali, bestowed schools for girls, health care for everyone and the chance to get a degree abroad for the talented.
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic وَلِيّ(waliyy).

Noun[edit]

wali (plural walis)

  1. (Islam) A saint or prophet.

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic وَالِي(wālī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wáː.líː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [wáː.líː]

Noun[edit]

wālī m (possessed form wālin)

  1. vizier (a traditional title)

Etymology 2[edit]

See wàliyyī̀.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wà.lîː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [wə̀.lîː]

Noun[edit]

wàlî m (possessed form wàlîn)

  1. Alternative form of wàliyyī̀
Descendants[edit]
  • Yoruba: wòlíì

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wali/
  • Hyphenation: wa‧li

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay wali, from Arabic وَلِيّ(waliyy).

Noun[edit]

wali (first-person possessive waliku, second-person possessive walimu, third-person possessive walinya)

  1. custodian
  2. guardian
    1. (law, Indonesia) A person or institution legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
    2. (Islam) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
  3. (Islam) A saint.
    Synonym: orang suci
  4. plenipotentiary(Can we verify(+) this sense?)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic وَالِي(wālī), of وَالٍ(wālin).

Noun[edit]

wali (first-person possessive waliku, second-person possessive walimu, third-person possessive walinya)

  1. A chief (of a territory)
    1. A provincial governor in certain Islamic countries; wali.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Javanese wali (ritual requisites; ceremonial clothes), bali (tribute, offering), from Sanskrit बलि (bali).

Noun[edit]

wali (first-person possessive waliku, second-person possessive walimu, third-person possessive walinya)

  1. (obsolete) yellow drapery for ceremonial use.
  2. small, sharp carving knife.

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali (first-person possessive waliku, second-person possessive walimu, third-person possessive walinya)

  1. clipping of rajawali (peregrine falcon).

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Kabyle[edit]

Verb[edit]

wali (intensive aorist ttwali, aorist iwali, preterite iwala, negative preterite iwala)

  1. to see
    Synonym: ẓer
  2. to watch
    Tettwalim tiliẓri ?
    Are you guys watching television?
  3. to think, consider

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *baliw.

Verb[edit]

wali

  1. to repeat

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali m anim

  1. genitive plural of wal
    Synonym: walów

Verb[edit]

wali

  1. third-person singular present of walić

Sakizaya[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali

  1. east

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malagasy vary (uncooked rice).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

wali (u class, no plural)

  1. cooked rice

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

wali

  1. plural of mwali

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Weri[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wali

  1. long

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