ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Found in dictionaries as if from the root ب و ل(b-w-l), but actually not relatable to any root. It is explained as reanalysis of بَاءَ لِي(bāʾa lī, it has come upon me); predating Arabic literature by a millenium at least since there is Biblical Aramaic בָּל(bāl, mind, heed).

NounEdit

بَال (bālm

  1. mind, state
  2. attention, mindfulness, heed
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ب و ل(b-w-l) related to urine.

VerbEdit

بَالَ (bāla) I, non-past يَبُولُ‎‎ (yabūlu)

  1. to urinate
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Maltese: biel

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

بَالِ (bāli) (form III)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of بَالَى(bālā)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowan, W. (1960). Arabic evidence for Proto-Semitic*/awa/and*/ō. Language, 60-62.
  • bl”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Bauer, Hans (1935) , “Etymologica I”, in Zeitschrift für Semitistik und verwandte Gebiete (in German), volume 10, page 1
  • Freytag, Georg (1830) , “بال”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 1, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 174
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860) , “بال”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 1, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 180
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “بال”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985) , “بال”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 124

GujaratiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Urdu بال(bāl), from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀸𑀮 (vāla), from Sanskrit वाल (vāla).

NounEdit

بال (bālm

  1. (Lisan ud-Dawat) hair
    Synonym: વાળ (vāḷ) (Standard Gujarati)

Kohistani ShinaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit बाल (bāla).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /báːl/

NounEdit

بال (baálm

  1. child

Moroccan ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baːl/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

Root
ب و ل

From Arabic بَالَ(bāla).

NounEdit

بال (bāl) (non-past يبول(ybūl), form I)

  1. to urinate
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic بَال(bāl).

NounEdit

بال (bālm

  1. mind, state
Related termsEdit

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian b’lk’ (bālag, wing)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian بال
Iranian Persian
Tajik бол (bol)

بال (bâl)

  1. wing

ShinaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit बाल (bāla).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /báːl/

NounEdit

بال (baálm (Devanagari बाल)

  1. boy, child

UrduEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀯𑀸𑀮 (vāla), from Sanskrit वाल (vāla)

NounEdit

بال (bālm (Hindi spelling बाल)

  1. hair

DescendantsEdit

  • Lisan ud-Dawat Gujarati: بال (bāl)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Persian بال(bâl)

NounEdit

بال (bālm (Hindi spelling बाल)

  1. feather
  2. wing