Arabic edit

Etymology edit

Composed of بِـ (bi-, in, with) +‎ ال (al-, definite article) +‎ فِعْل (fiʕl, deed, act, action). Compare English indeed, in fact.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

بِٱلْفِعْلِ (bi-l-fiʕli)

  1. truly, actually, as of now, being already effective
    Synonyms: فِعْلًا (fiʕlan), حَقًّا (ḥaqqan)
    بِٱلْفِعْلِ أَنَا مُحْتَارٌ.bi-l-fiʕli ʔanā muḥtārun.I am truly confused.
    هٰذَا ٱلْاِسْمُ مُسْتَخْدَمٌ بِٱلْفِعْلِ.hāḏā l-ismu mustaḵdamun bi-l-fiʕli.Indeed this name is already in use.

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South Levantine Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic بِالْفِعْلِ (bi-l-fiʕli), corresponding to بـ (bi-, by) +‎ الفعل (il-fiʕl, the action).

Adverb edit

بالفعل (bil-fiʕl)

  1. really, actually, indeed
    Synonyms: فعلا (fiʕlan), والله (walla), عن جد (ʕan jadd)

Urdu edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Classical Persian بِالْفِعْل (bi-lfi'l), from Arabic بِٱلْفِعْلِ (bi-l-fiʕli).

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

بِالْفِعْل (bilfi'l) (Hindi spelling बिल्फ़ेल)

  1. presently; now; in the current moment
    Synonym: فِالْحال (filhāl)

Further reading edit

  • بالفعل”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.
  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad (1971) “فعل”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary‎, Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co.