See also: بلی

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

بَلَى (balā)

  1. used to contradict a negative statement
    أَلَمْ تَحْضُرِ ٱلْيَوْمَ؟ بَلَى، لَٰكِنَّكَ لَمْ تُشَاهِدْنِي.‎‎
    ʾalam taḥḍuri l-yawma? balā, lākinnaka lam tušāhidnī.
    Haven’t you attended today? I have, only you have not noticed me.
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 2:260:
      وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ أَرِنِي كَيْفَ تُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ ۖ قَالَ أَوَلَمْ تُؤْمِن ۖ قَالَ بَلَى وَلَٰكِن لِّيَطْمَئِنَّ قَلْبِي
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    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 34:3:
      وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَا تَأْتِينَا السَّاعَةُ قُلْ بَلَى وَرَبِّي لَتَأْتِيَنَّكُمْ
      waqāla allaḏīna kafarū lā taʾtīnā s-sāʿatu qul balā warabbī lataʾtiyannakum
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
DescendantsEdit
  • Maltese: mela

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

بِلًى (bilanpl

  1. plural of بِلْوَة(bilwa, trial)
    • بِئْسَ الْعَبْدُ عَبْدٌ سَهَا وَلَهَا وَنَسِيَ الْمَقَابِرَ وَٱلْبِلَى
      biʾsa l-ʿabdu ʿabdun sahā walahā wanasiya l-maqābira wal-bilā
      What a bad servant is he who is heedless and diverted and forgets about the graves and trials!

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

بِلًى (bilanpl

  1. plural of بِلْيَة(bilya, marble)

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

بِلًى (bilanm (construct state بِلَى (bilā))

  1. verbal noun of بَلِيَ(baliya, to wear out) (form I)

DeclensionEdit