ولاية

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root و ل ي(w-l-y).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

وِلَايَة (wilāyaf (plural وِلَايَات(wilāyāt))

  1. verbal noun of وَلِيَ(waliya) (form I)
  2. (countable) province, governorate
  3. (countable) state (political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy)
  4. (uncountable) authority
DeclensionEdit
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ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

وَلَايَة (walāyaf

  1. verbal noun of وَلِيَ(waliya) (form I)
  2. (uncountable) authority
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 18:44:
      هُنَالِكَ الْوَلايَةُ لِلَّهِ الْحَقِّ
      hunālika l-walāyatu li-llahi l-ḥaqqi
      There the authority is for God, the Truth.
DeclensionEdit