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Allah

[al-uh, ah-luh] /ˈæl ə, ˈɑ lə/
noun, Islam.
1.
the Supreme Being; God.
Origin of Allah
< Arabic Allāh, akin to ilāh god
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  • Prayer is not a duty issuing from his love to Allah, but a yoke which binds him against his will.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
  • He came down with the Koran, which Allah had taught him to write.

  • Allah, great Allah, is not this the hollow where I changed my clothing!

    The Weird Orient Henry Iliowizi
  • "Allah is great, my brother," replies the Arab, with a shrug of the shoulders.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • We in Izmat, thanks be to Allah, will never lose our dignity in mere brawling.

    The Mercy of Allah Hilaire Belloc
British Dictionary definitions for Allah

Allah

/ˈælə/
noun
1.
(Islam) the Muslim name for God; the one Supreme Being
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic, from al the + Ilāh god; compare Hebrew elōah
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Word Origin and History for Allah

1702, Arabic name for the Supreme Being, from Arabic Allahu, contraction of al-Ilahu, from al "the" + Ilah "God," related to Hebrew Elohim.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Allah definition


The name for God, the Supreme Being, in the Arabic language; the common name for God in Islam.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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