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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From se- (one) +‎ lalu (to go across; to pass; to elapse; until).

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AdverbEdit

sĕlalu (Jawi spelling سلالو‎)

  1. always; forever; evermore
    • 2012, Ika Latif, SleeQ (lyrics), “Sahabat”, in Najwa Latif, performed by Najwa Latif, Syam Kamarul and SleeQ:
      Kaulah yang selalu,
      Selalu menemaniku,
      Mendengar kisah pahit manis,
      Hidupku.
      You're the one that always
      Keeps me company,
      Listening to the bittersweet,
      Of my life.
  2. frequently; often
    Saya selalu mendengar lagu melalui fon kepala.
    I often listen to music through headphones.
  3. (rare, Terengganu Malay) directly; straight; forthwith
  4. (Pahang Malay) immediately; straightaway
  5. (Minangkabau Malay) entirely; all; wholly
  6. (Batavian Malay) in one piece

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