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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun God, especially in Islam.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • proper noun God as perceived by Islamic doctrine

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

  • noun Muslim name for the one and only God

Etymologies

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

[Arabic Allāh : al-, the + ’ilāh, god; see ℵl in Semitic roots.]

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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-.

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