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Allah

See also: Alláh

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic الله (allāh), contraction of اَل (al-) + إِلَه (ʾilah); 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/, /ˈɑːˌlɑː/[1], /ˌɑːˈlɑː/[1] (pronunciation which is close to the Arabic pronunciation [ʔalˁˈlˁɑːh])
  • IPA(key): /ˈælə/[2][1], /ˈɑːlə/[2][1] (anglicized pronunciations)

Proper nounEdit

Allah (uncountable)

  1. God, in Islamic or Arabic contexts
    • 1998, Anne Rice, The Vampire Armand, New York: Knopf, ISBN 9780679454472, 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?

Derived termsEdit

Usage notesEdit

While the Arabic الله (allāh) is used generically to refer to God in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic contexts, current English usage almost always restricts the corresponding 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.

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allah” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allah” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah (definite Allahu, accusative Allahun, dative Allahut)

  1. Allah

DutchEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Allah m

  1. Allah

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Allah m (genitive Allahs, no plural)

  1. Allah

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. (Islam) Allah

NounEdit

Allah

  1. (Christianity) Allah/Allah, Allah/Allah (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

EtymologyEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah (Jawi spelling الله)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah m (Cyrillic spelling Аллах)

  1. (Islam) Allah

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. (Islam) Allah

DeclensionEdit

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ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah

  1. (Islam) Allah

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