See also: على, علی, غلى, and غلي

Arabic edit

Etymology 1 edit

Root
ع ل ي (ʕ-l-y)

Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʿall-, *ʿaly- (to be high; exalted), from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʿal-, *ʿVl(ay)- (to be high, tall; to rise, ascend).

Cognate with Hebrew עָלָה (ʿalá, to ascend, rise, grow, develop), Hebrew עלי (ʿeli, ascent) and thereby Eli.

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Verb edit

عَلِيَ (ʕaliya) I, non-past يَعْلَى‎ (yaʕlā)

  1. (intransitive) to be exalted, high
  2. (intransitive) to excel, to stand out
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Etymology 2 edit

From the root ع ل و (ʕ-l-w) or ع ل ي (ʕ-l-y).

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Adjective edit

عَلِيّ (ʕaliyy) (feminine عَلِيَّة (ʕaliyya), masculine plural عَلِيُّونَ (ʕaliyyūna) or عِلْيَة (ʕilya), feminine plural عَلِيَّات (ʕaliyyāt), elative أَعْلَىٰ (ʔaʕlā))

  1. high, tall[1]
  2. exalted, lofty, excellent
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  • Ottoman Turkish: علی (alî)
  • Persian: علی ('ali)

(via feminine form عَلِيَّة (ʕaliyya)):

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عَلِيّ (ʕaliyym

  1. a male given name, Ali
  2. ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, the son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Ali's marriage to the Islamic prophet's daughter, Fāṭimah al-Zahrāʾ, recognized as the Islamic prophet's fourth rightly-guided successor in most of Sunni Islam and as the Islamic prophet's first legitimate successor in Shia Islam
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Etymology 3 edit

Root
ع ل ي (ʕ-l-y)

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Noun edit

عَلْي (ʕalym

  1. verbal noun of عَلَى (ʕalā) (form I).
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Etymology 4 edit

Root
ع ل ي (ʕ-l-y)

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عُلِيَ (ʕuliya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of عَلَا (ʕalā)

Etymology 5 edit

Root
ع ل ي (ʕ-l-y)

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عُلِيَ (ʕuliya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of عَلَى (ʕalā)

References edit

  1. ^ * Wehr, Hans (1979) “علو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN.

Hijazi Arabic edit

Root
ع ل ي
1 term

Etymology 1 edit

From عَلَى (on) +‎ ـيَ (me).

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Adverb edit

علي (ʕalayya)

  1. on me

Etymology 2 edit

From Arabic عَلِيّ (ʕaliyy).

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Proper noun edit

عَلِي (ʕalim

  1. a male given name

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علي (ʕalli)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of عَلَّى (ʕalla)
    raise!

South Levantine Arabic edit

Root
ع ل ي
4 terms

Etymology edit

From Arabic عَلِيَ (ʕaliya).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʕi.li/, [ˈʕi.li]
  • (file)

Verb edit

علي (ʕili) I (present بعلى (biʕla))

  1. to rise (the volume, one's voice, etc.)
    Antonym: وطي (wiṭi)

Conjugation edit

    Conjugation of علي (ʕili)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m عليت (ʕlīt) عليت (ʕlīt) علي (ʕili) علينا (ʕlīna) عليتو (ʕlītu) عليو (ʕilyu)
f عليتي (ʕlīti) عليت (ʕilyat)
present m بعلى (baʕla) بتعلى (btiʕla) بعلى (biʕla) بنعلى (mniʕla) بتعلو (btiʕlu) بعلو (biʕlu)
f بتعلي (btiʕli) بتعلى (btiʕla)
subjunctive m اعلى (aʕla) تعلى (tiʕla) يعلى (yiʕla) نعلى (niʕla) تعلو (tiʕlu) يعلو (yiʕlu)
f تعلي (tiʕli) تعلى (tiʕla)
imperative m اعلى (iʕla) اعلو (iʕlu)
f اعلي (iʕli)