يحيى

See also: يحييand يحيا

ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Quran. From an alternative reading of the undotted rasm ىحىى, perhaps by influence of the verb form يَحْيَا(yaḥyā, he is alive), from underlying *يُحَنَّى (yuḥannā), eventually from Hebrew יוֹחָנָן(yōḥānān). Compare the Christian Arabic form يُوحَنَّا(yūḥannā).

Proper nounEdit

يَحْيَى (yaḥyām

  1. (Islam) John (the Baptist)
  2. A male given name, Yahya, Yehia
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit

يَحْيَى(yaḥyā) is used almost exclusively in Islamic contexts. Arabic-speaking Christians refer to John as يُوحَنَّا(yūḥannā).

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

يَحْيَى (yaḥyā)

  1. Obsolete spelling of يَحْيَا(yaḥyā)
  2. Misspelling of يَحْيَا(yaḥyā).