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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *lā.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /laː/
  • (file)

ParticleEdit

لَا ()

  1. no
  2. not; negates an indicative present-tense verb
  3. do not; expresses prohibition with a jussive verb
    لَا نَنْسَ…‎‎ ― lā nansa…Let’s not forget…
    لَا يَفُتْكُمْ‎ ― lā yafutkumHe shall not miss you.
  4. there is not, there is no; governs an accusative noun in the determinate state (but in the indeterminate state if a prepositional phrase depends on the noun, and as liked the accusative of the determinate state, the accusative of the indeterminate state, or the nominative of the indeterminate state for every part if a sentence stacks such constructions)
    لَا طَالِبَ حَاضِرٌ.‎‎ ― lā ṭāliba ḥāḍirun.No student is present.
  5. not; negates any non-verbal sentence element
  6. neither, nor

Usage notesEdit

  • The Arabic negative is placed directly before the word it negates.
Isolated form Final form
لا ـلا

AntonymsEdit

  • (no): نَعَم(naʿam)
  • (expresses prohibition with a jussive verb): لِـ(li-)

DescendantsEdit

  • Swahili: la

ConjunctionEdit

لَا ()

  1. not, and not
    أَحْضِرْ وَثَائِقَكَ لَا كُتُبَكَ
    ʾaḥḍir waṯāʾiqaka lā kutubaka
    Bring your documents, not your books.

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PrefixEdit

لَا ()

  1. non-, un-, in-
    لَاسُلْطَوِيّ(lāsulṭawiyy)
    لَاسِلْكِيّ(lāsilkiyy)
    لَامُبَالَاة(lāmubālāh)
    لَافَقَارِيَّات(lāfaqāriyyāt)
    لَامَرْكَزِيَّة(lāmarkaziyya)

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PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French la.

NounEdit

لا ()

  1. (music) A, La (the sixth note of the fixed-Do solfège scale)
  2. (music) La (the sixth note of the movable-Do solfège scale, i.e. the submediant)

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic لَا().

ParticleEdit

Dari Persian لا
Iranian Persian لا
Tajiki Persian ло (lo)

لا (lâ)

  1. (rare) un-
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian لا
Iranian Persian لا
Tajiki Persian ло (lo)

لا ()

  1. fold
  2. layer
  3. ply
  4. strand