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Morphologically لَـ (la-, truly, indeed, verily) +‎ عَلَّ (ʿalla).

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لَعَلَّ (laʿalla)

  1. hopefully
  2. perhaps, maybe
  3. in order, so that
    • 7th century CE, The Quran[1]:
      ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاكُم مِن بَعْدِ مَوْتِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
      ṯumma baʿaṯnākum min baʿdi mawtikum laʿallakum taškurūna
      But We raised you again after you had been as dead, so that you might have cause to be grateful.

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