ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ش ل ل(š-l-l) meaning "to be taken away", "to pour forth or scatter", "to drive away or chasing off in groups"; applied to herds of camels and to companies of men.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

شَلَّة (šallaf (plural شَلَّات(šallāt))

  1. clique, squad
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from a form related to Classical Syriac ܫܶܠܳܠܳܐ(šəlālā, suture; implication, convoluted situation; stonelet (?); *skein), cognate with Arabic سَلِيلَة(salīla, oblong strips of muscles; a long slice of material;); see also شَلِيل(šalīl, wrap of cloth used as padding under the rear of a camel's saddle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

شِلَّة (šillaf (plural شِلَل(šilal))

  1. hank, skein; clew
DeclensionEdit

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَلَّة(šalla, squad).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

شلة (šalla)

  1. many, much
    عندي شلة ما نعمل هاد النهار، خليني نخدم على خاطري
    ʕandi šalla ma naʕmal hād en-nhār, ḵallīni naḵdam ʕla ḵātri
    I have much work to do today, leave me work in peace

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَلَّة(šalla).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃil.le/, [ʃɪl.le]
  • IPA(key): /ʃil.la/, [ʃɪl.la]
  • (file)

NounEdit

شلّة (šillem (plural شلّات(šillāt))

  1. friend group, clique, squad, crew, gang