Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. God, especially in Islam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. God as perceived by Islamic doctrine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The name of the Supreme Being, in use among the Arabs and the Mohammedans generally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Arabic name of the Supreme Being, which, through the Koran, has found its way into the languages of all nations who have embraced the Mohammedan faith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Muslim name for the one and only God

Etymologies

Arabic Allāh : al-, the + 'ilāh, god; see אl in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic الله (allāh), contraction of اَل (al) + إِلَه ("ilāh"); cognate with the Hebrew אֵל (él), אֱלוֹהַּ \ אֱלֹהַּ (elóah), and אֱלוֹהִים \ אֱלֹהִים (elohím), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *ʾil-. (Wiktionary)

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