See also: الف‎, الق‎, ألق‎, إلق, and إلف

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Phoenician 𐤀𐤋𐤐(ʾlp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

أَلِف (ʾaliff (plural أَلِفَات(ʾalifāt))

  1. Name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet (ا / ‍ا‎).
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʔalp-.

NumeralEdit

Arabic numbers (edit)
[a], [b] ←  100  ←  900 ١٬٠٠٠
1,000
2,000  →  1,000,000 (106)  → [a], [b]
100[a], [b]
    Cardinal: أَلْف (ʾalf)

أَلْف (ʾalfm (dual أَلْفَانِ(ʾalfāni), plural آلَاف(ʾālāf) or أُلُوف(ʾulūf))

  1. thousand
    أَلْفُ لَيْلَةٍ وَلَيْلَةٌ (ʾalfu laylatin walaylatun) — One thousand and one nights (lit. "a thousand nights and a night")
Usage notesEdit
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Maltese: elf
  • Moroccan Arabic: ألف(ʔalf)
  • Afar: álfi
  • Mabaan: alp
  • Swahili: elfu

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʔalap- (to be familiar with). From the root ء ل ف(ʾ-l-f).

VerbEdit

أَلِفَ (ʾalifa) I, non-past يَأْلَفُ‎‎ (yaʾlafu)

  1. to be or become familiar with, to become accustomed, to share the yoke, to be or become amicable or tame
ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

أَلْف (ʾalfm

  1. verbal noun of أَلِف (ʾalif) (form I)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʔallip- (to tame, to domesticate; to familiarize, to instruct; to unite, to join). From the root ء ل ف(ʾ-l-f).

VerbEdit

أَلَّفَ (ʾallafa) II, non-past يُؤَلِّفُ‎‎ (yuʾallifu)

  1. to unite, join, combine, put together
  2. to unite with the rest of the subjugated animals of man, to make familiar, to accustom, to tame
  3. to compile, compose, be the author of (a book)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

أُلْفِ (ʾulfi) (form IV)

  1. first-person singular non-past active jussive of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)

VerbEdit

أُلْفَ (ʾulfa) (form IV)

  1. first-person singular non-past passive jussive of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)

VerbEdit

أَلْفِ (ʾalfi) (form IV)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of أَلْفَى(ʾalfā)

Egyptian ArabicEdit

NumeralEdit

ألف (ʾalfm (plural آلاف‎)

  1. thousand

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Moroccan Arabic numbers (edit)
10,000
 ←  100  ←  900 1,000 2,000  →  10,000  → 
100
    Cardinal: ألف

From Arabic أَلْف(ʾalf).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔalf/
  • (file)

NumeralEdit

ألف (ʔalfm (dual ألفَيْن(ʔalfayn) or ألفِين(ʔalfīn), plural آلاف(ʔālāf))

  1. thousand

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
ء ل ف

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic أَلَّفَ(ʾallafa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔal.laf/, [ˈʔal.laf]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

ألّف (ʔallaf) (form II, present بألّف(biʔallef))

  1. to author, to compose
  2. (figurative, by extension) to invent or come up with (a story)
ConjugationEdit
    Conjugation of ألّف (ʔallaf)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m ألّفت (ʔallaft) ألّفت (ʔallaft) ألّف (ʔallaf) ألّفنا (ʔallafna) ألّفتو (ʔallaftu) ألّفو (ʔallafu)
f ألّفتي (ʔallafti) ألّفت (ʔallafat)
present m بألّف (baʔallef) بتألّف (bitʔallef) بألّف (biʔallef) منألّف (minʔallef) بتألّفو (bitʔallfu) بألّفو (biʔallfu)
f بتألّفي (bitʔallfi) بتألّف (bitʔallef)
subjunctive m األّف (aʔallef) تألّف (tʔallef) يألّف (yʔallef) نألّف (nʔallef) تألّفو (tʔallfu) يألّفو (yʔallfu)
f تألّفي (tʔallfi) تألّف (tʔallef)
imperative m ألّف (ʔallef) ألّفو (ʔallfu)
f ألّفي (ʔallfi)

Etymology 2Edit

South Levantine Arabic numbers (edit)
10,000
 ←  100  ←  900 ١٬٠٠٠
1,000
2,000  →  10,000  → 
100
    Cardinal: ألف

From Arabic أَلْف(ʾalf).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔalf/, [ˈʔalf]
  • (file)

NumeralEdit

ألف (ʔalfm (dual ألفين(ʔalfēn), plural آلاف(ʔālāf) or ألوف(ʔulūf))

  1. thousand