ليلة

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ل ي ل(l-y-l). From Proto-Semitic *layl-. Can be analyzed as a singulative noun, from لَيْل(layl, nighttime) +‎ ـَة(-a, singulative suffix). Cognate with Classical Syriac ܠܹܠܝܵܐ(lēlyā), Aramaic לֵילְיָא(lēləyā), Hebrew לַיְלָה(láyla).

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NounEdit

لَيْلَة (laylaf (plural لَيْلَات(laylāt) or لَيَالٍ(layālin))

  1. a night
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 69:7:
      سَخَّرَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَبْعَ لَيَالٍ وَثَمَانِيَةَ أَيَّامٍ حُسُومًا فَتَرَى الْقَوْمَ فِيهَا صَرْعَىٰ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ خَاوِيَةٍ
      saḵḵarahā ʿalayhim sabʿa layālin waṯamāniyata ʾayyāmin ḥusūman fatarā l-qawma fīhā ṣarʿā kaʾannahum ʾaʿjāzu naḵlin ḵāwiyatin
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  2. soiree

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ReferencesEdit

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

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic لَيْلة(layla).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

لَيْلة or لِيلة (layla or līlaf (plural لَيْلات(laylāt) or لِيلات(līlāt))

  1. a night

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  • ليل(layl, līl, nighttime)