See also: أية‎, إيه‎, ايه, and آیه

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *awayat-. Cognate with Hebrew אוֹת(ʾōṯ, sign) and Aramaic אתא(ʾāṯā, sign).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

آيَة (ʾāyaf (plural آيَات(ʾāyāt))

  1. sign, token
    آيَةُ ٱللّٰه
    ʾāyatu llāh
    ayatollah
    (literally, “sign of God”)
  2. verse (of a holy book, such as the Quran or Bible)
  3. prodigy, marvel

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: aja
  • English: ayah
  • Pashto: آيات(âyât)
  • Persian: آیه(âye)
  • Spanish: aleya
  • Tajik: оя (oya), оят (oyat)
  • Tausug: ayat

Proper nounEdit

آية (ʾāyaf

  1. A female given name

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “آية”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN