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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

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾalp-.

NumeralEdit

Arabic numbers (edit)
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1,000
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")
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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 compile, compose, be the author of (a book)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 4Edit

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)