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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Ge'ez አላ (ʾälla), Hebrew אֶלָּא(elá).

ConjunctionEdit

إِلَّا (ʾillā)

  1. except, save
  2. unless, if not
  3. (after negation) only, but, not until
    الصِّحَّةُ تَاجٌ عَلَى رُؤُوسِ الْأَصِحَّاءِ لَا يَرَاهُ إِلَّا الْمَرْضَى.‎‎
    aṣ-ṣiḥḥatu tājun ʿalā ruʾūsi l-ʾaṣiḥḥāʾi lā yarāhu ʾillā l-marḍā.
    Health is a crown on the heads of the healthy, that only the ill can see.
  4. (adjectival) other than
    • Qur'an
      لَوْ كَانَ فِيهِمَا ءَالِهَةٌ إلاَّ اللهُ لَفَسَدَتَا
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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