See also: Alláh

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اللّٰه(allāh), contraction of اَل(al-, the) + إِلَه(ʾilah, deity); cognate with the Aramaic אלה(aláh) and אלהא(aláhâ), and Hebrew אֵל(él), אֱלוֹהַּ / אֱלֹהַּ(elóah) and אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים(elohím); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈlɑː/, /ˈɑːlɑː/,[1] /ˌɑːˈlɑː/[1] (pronunciation which is close to the standard Arabic pronunciation [ʔalˤˈlˤɑːh])
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  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.lə/,[2][1] /ˈɑːlə/[2][1] (anglicized pronunciations; close to dialectal Arabic [ˈʔɑlˤlˤa])

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. God, in Islamic or Arabic contexts
    • 1998, Rice, Anne, The Vampire Armand, New York: Knopf, →ISBN, OL 354828M, page 273:
      We are too much men and women; we are yet formed in the image of the Creator, and what can we say of Him with any certainty except that He, whoever He may be—Christ, Yahweh, Allah—He made us, did He not, because even He in His Infinite Perfection could not bear to be alone.
    What is the Shia Islamic view on the attributes of Allah?

Usage notesEdit

While in Arabic اللّٰه(allāh) is used generically to refer to God in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic contexts, current English usage almost always restricts the corresponding English term Allah to Islamic contexts only. Various newspaper style manuals recommend translating the Arabic word in English as God, as this better reflects Arabic usage, but the term is often left untranslated in Islamic contexts. Thus either “Allah is great” or “God is great” may be seen.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allah”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allah” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper nounEdit

Allah (definite Allahu, accusative Allahun, dative Allahut)

  1. Allah

AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh).

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. Allah, God
    Synonyms: Allah-təala, tanrı, xuda, pərvərdigar, yaradan, xudavənd
    Allah qoysaGod willing
    Allah qoysa gələn ay təzə ə başlayıram.I am starting a new job next month, God willing
    Allah rəhmət eləsinMay s/he rest in peace
    Allah saxlasınMay God watch over him/her[usage 1]
    Allah sizi qorusunMay God protect you
    Allah şəfa versinGet well soon (literally, “May God give you recovery”)
    Allah canını sağ eləsinMay give him/her good health[usage 2]
    Allah sizdən razı olsunMay God be pleased with you
    Allah ağıl versinMay God give you reason[usage 3]
    Allah köməyin olsunMay God help you all[usage 4]
    Allah bəlasını versinMay God punish him/her
    Allah sizi bu bəladan qurtarsınMay God save/rid you from this calamity
    Allaha and olsunby God
    Allaha and olsun ki, mənim bundan xəbərim yox idi.I swear by God, I had no clue about this.

Usage notesEdit

  1. ^ Often said to parents about their children
  2. ^ Often said as expression of gratitude, unlike Allah şəfa versin, which is said when someone is actually sick.
  3. ^ Said to indicate that the speaker considers the subject of the conversation to be a bad idea.
  4. ^ Can either be used literally, as a sincere wish, or ironically, as a statement of non-involment (i.e. "may God help you, because I won't") or similar to Allah ağıl versin, i.e. indicating that the speaker thinks the subject of the conversation is a bad idea

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Allah” in Obastan.com.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه(allāh).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ.laː/
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  • Hyphenation: Al‧lah

Proper nounEdit

Allah m

  1. Allah

FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. Allah

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Allah (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Allah
genitive Allahin
partitive Allahia
illative Allahiin
singular plural
nominative Allah
accusative nom. Allah
gen. Allahin
genitive Allahin
partitive Allahia
inessive Allahissa
elative Allahista
illative Allahiin
adessive Allahilla
ablative Allahilta
allative Allahille
essive Allahina
translative Allahiksi
instructive
abessive Allahitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Allah (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Allahini Allahimme
2nd person Allahisi Allahinne
3rd person Allahinsa

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Allah m (genitive Allahs)

  1. Allah (God in Islam)

HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه(allāh).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔál.làː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔál.làː]

Proper nounEdit

Allā̀h m

  1. Allah, God

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay Allah; from Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑllɑh/, [ɑɫɫɑh] (Only in Muslim lexicon)
  • IPA(key): /ɑwloh/, [ɔɫɫɔh] (Only in Muslim lexicon, prescribed)
  • IPA(key): /awlah/
  • IPA(key): /allah/, /alah/ (Only in Christian lexicon)
  • Rhymes: -ah

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. (Islam) Allah

NounEdit

Allah

  1. (Christianity) Elohim, God (See: allah. In Indonesian translations of the bible, "elohim" is translated into "allah" instead of "ilah" in contradiction with Indonesian Islamic terminology)
    "Akulah TUHAN (YHWH), Allahmu (your God), yang membawa engkau keluar dari tanah Mesir, dari tempat perbudakan." Exodus 20:2 (TB 1974)
    "Kalau kamu mengakui bahwa Allahmu (your God) adalah TUHAN (YHWH), maka ikutilah Dia, namun kalau allahmu (your god) adalah Baal, ikutilah dia." 1 Kings 18:21 (AYT Draft)

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MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /allah/, [aɫɫah], [ɔɫɫɔh]
  • Rhymes: -ah

Proper nounEdit

Allah (Jawi spelling الله)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Allah m

  1. Alternative spelling of Alá

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

Proper nounEdit

Allah m (Cyrillic spelling Аллах)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه(allāh); ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈːlaːh/, /aˈːɫaːh/

Proper nounEdit

Allah (definite accusative Allah'ı, plural Allah'lar)

  1. (Islam) Allah

Usage notesEdit

When viewed as a proper noun – the predominant Islamic view – the orthographic rules require writing the oblique cases of the word with an apostrophe before the case suffix. When viewed as a common noun, spelled with a majuscule “A” out of respect, no apostrophe should be inserted.

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