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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 [ʔalˁˈlˁɑːh])
  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.lə/,[2][1] /ˈɑːlə/[2][1] (anglicized pronunciations; close to dialectal Arabic [ˈʔɑlˁlˁa])

Proper nounEdit

Allah (uncountable)

  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 the Arabic اللّٰه (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.

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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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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Allah m (genitive Allahs)

  1. Allah (God in Islam)

HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh).

Proper nounEdit

Allàh m

  1. Allah, God

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَللّٰه (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) 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-.

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. (Islam) Allah

DeclensionEdit

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ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Allah ?

  1. (Islam) Allah

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