hobo
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hobo asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

What does the prefix al- mean in Arabic?

I've been noticing it a lot in Arabic names (like al-qada) I figure it has to mean something. Is it related to their word for god (Allah)?

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  • Zarn
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    "From", "the" or "of", roughly.

    For instance, the Kurdish Sunni group Ansar Al-Islam means "Supporters of Islam" (or "Partisans of Islam").

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  • 4 years ago

    Al Prefix

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    What does the prefix al- mean in Arabic?

    I've been noticing it a lot in Arabic names (like al-qada) I figure it has to mean something. Is it related to their word for god (Allah)?

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  • it means THE for example sayara is car in arabic if i say al-sayara it means the car

    hope this helps

    Source(s): speak arabic
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  • 7 years ago

    "al " in Arabic is equivalent to the definite article "the" in English. i saw the girl. in Arabic would be , i saw al bint. i hope this helps. it has the same grammatical function as in English. i saw the bint . and i saw a bint . in the first sentence bint is known, but in the second bint in unknown.

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  • G. #2
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Of

    From

    The

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  • Words
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    ''The''.

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