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Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʿall-, *ʿaly- (to be high; exalted), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *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.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَلِيَ (ʿaliya) I, non-past يَعْلَى‎‎ (yaʿlā)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

عَلِيّ (ʿaliyy) (feminine عَلِيَّة(ʿaliyya), masculine plural عَلِيُّونَ(ʿaliyyūna) or عِلْيَة(ʿilya), feminine plural عَلِيَّات(ʿaliyyāt), elative أَعْلَىٰ(ʾaʿlā))

  1. high, tall[1]
  2. exalted, lofty, excellent
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SynonymsEdit

Proper nounEdit

عَلِيّ (ʿaliyym

  1. The Muslim caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib, considered by Shias to be Muhammad's successor.
  2. A male given name, Ali
  3. A surname​.
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See alsoEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Azerbaijani: Əli
  • English: Ali
  • Bashkir: Ғәли (Ğäli)

Etymology 3Edit

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عَلْي (ʿalym

  1. verbal noun of عَلَى(ʿalā).
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عُلِيَ (ʿuliya) (form I)

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

Etymology 5Edit

From the root ع ل ي(ʿ-l-y).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عُلِيَ (ʿuliya) (form I)

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

Etymology 6Edit

From عَلَى(ʿalā, on) +‎ ـيَ(-ya, me).

AdverbEdit

عَلَيَّ (ʿalayya)

  1. on me

ReferencesEdit

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