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ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل (lām)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ك(k) and followed by م(m).
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SymbolEdit

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل (lām)

  1. The twelfth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by ك(k) and followed by م(m).

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

لِـ (li-)

  1. to, for, belonging to.
InflectionEdit

ConjunctionEdit

لِـ (li-)

  1. to, in order to: followed by the subjunctive mood
    دَخَلْتُ ٱلْمَطْبَخَ لِأَشْرَبَ مَاءً.‎‎
    daḵaltu l-maṭbaḵa li-ʾašraba māʾan.
    I entered the kitchen to drink water.
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Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

لِـ (li-)

  1. Used to introduce an imperative with a jussive verb

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

لَـ (la-)

  1. (intensifying particle) truly, verily, certainly, surely
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 29:41:
      وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ ٱلْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ ٱلْعَنكَبُوتِ
      wa-ʾinna ʾawhana l-buyūti la-baytu l-ʿankabūti
      And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider,
Usage notesEdit

Frequently used after إِنَّ(ʾinna).

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

لِ (li) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of وَلِيَ(waliya)

ReferencesEdit

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

KhowarEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل (lām)

  1. The thirty-ninth and first lam letter of the Khowar abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل / ل‍ / ‍ل‍ / ‍ل

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

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North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a merger of Arabic لِ(li, to, for) and إلَى(ʾilā, to, towards).

PrepositionEdit

ل (la)

  1. expresses the indirect object
    عم بكتب رساله لحبيبتي.‎‎
    ʿam biktib rsāli la-ḥabībti.
    I’m writing a letter to my girlfriend. / I’m writing my girlfriend a letter.
  2. to, towards
  3. for
  4. by; made by; pertaining to

Usage notesEdit

  • The personal forms are built from the stem ʾill-: إلي(ʾilli, to me), إلك(ʾillak, to you), etc. More often than not, however, reduplicated forms from the stem laʾill- are used, thus لإلي(laʾilli), لإلك(laʾillak).
  • In many contexts, the personal forms are joined directly to the verb, then taking the form -ill- after consonant clusters, otherwise just -l-. For example: بيحلالي(byiḥlā-li, it appeals to me), بيحقلي(biḥiʾʾ-illi, it is due to me). This phenomenon is also the reason for the above reduplication because the simple forms are identical to suffixed verb forms of قال(ʾāl, to say, tell), such as قللي(ʾil-li, tell me).

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PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل (lâm)

  1. The thirty-fourth letter of the Pashto alphabet.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: گ
  • Next letter: م

PersianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

ﻝ / ﻟ / ﻠ / ﻞ (lâm)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by گ‎ and followed by م‎. Its name is لام‎.

SindhiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل (lām)

  1. The forty-sixth letter of the Sindhi abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ڱ
  • Next letter: م

UrduEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل (lām)

  1. The thirtieth letter of the Urdu abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: گ
  • Next letter: م

UyghurEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ل (le)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Uyghur alphabet.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ل ـل ـلـ لـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ڭ(ng)
  • Next letter: م(m)