Meaning of AL- in English


Arabic definite article, meaning "the.

" It prefixes Arabic nouns, from which it is generally separated by a hyphen when rendered in Latin script. In Britannica Concise Encyclopedia , entries are alphabetized under the noun the article modifies (e.g., see Azhar University, al- ).

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