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16:55 Jul 20, 2001
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: eternity
as if time was unlimited
derek guthrie
Arabic translation:الأبد
Explanation:
Pronounced: AL-ABAD. A more complex derivative is the noun AL-ABADIYYA
الأبدية


A parallel pair of terms, often used in the opposite sense (as if time had no beginning) is AL-AZAL and AL-AZALIYYA
الأزل، الأزلية

Closely related is the term AL-KHULOOD
الخلود

which mostly refers to immortality, literal or figurative. Originally, the term referred to longevity.

Another interesting Arabic term is AL-DAHR
الدهر

This term refers to Time as a whole, not as a progression (chronos), in a quasi-personal way, akin to the English expression, “Father Time.”

A much less frequently used term is AL-SARMADIYYA
السرمدية

To simply speak of endlessness, one would say AL-LA NIHAYA or AL-LA NIHAIYYA
اللانهاية، اللانهائية

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Summary of answers provided
na +4الأبدFuad Yahya
na +2أبد `abad, سرمد sarmad
Alaa Zeineldine
na +2Abadiya أبدية or abad أبدRaghad
naالأبدية (al-abadeya) - السرمدية (as'armadeya) - اللانهائية (ِal-lanaha'eya)Mohamed Khalil
naela al abadyacine


  

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34 mins peer agreement (net): +2
أبد `abad, سرمد sarmad


Explanation:
Normally the term is used as part of an expression such as:

إلى الأبد
ila al`abad

أبدا
abadan (abada if the last word in the sentence).

على التأبيد
'ala alta`beed

All are different flavors of "forever". Which one to use depends on your sentence.

The other word is سرمد sarmad. Its definition in lisan al'arab is the permanence of time, or the permanence of the day or night.

Here is an example from the Quran:

قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمُ النَّهَارَ سَرْمَدًا
and say (to them) what if Allah makes the day eternal for you, who (other than Him) can bring you a night in which you would rest?

Regards,

Alaa Zeineldine


    Lisan Alarab.
    The Quran
Alaa Zeineldine
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agree  AhmedAMS
7 hrs

agree  ALWALEED: HKOLOOD AW ADWAM
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39 mins peer agreement (net): +4
الأبد


Explanation:
Pronounced: AL-ABAD. A more complex derivative is the noun AL-ABADIYYA
الأبدية


A parallel pair of terms, often used in the opposite sense (as if time had no beginning) is AL-AZAL and AL-AZALIYYA
الأزل، الأزلية

Closely related is the term AL-KHULOOD
الخلود

which mostly refers to immortality, literal or figurative. Originally, the term referred to longevity.

Another interesting Arabic term is AL-DAHR
الدهر

This term refers to Time as a whole, not as a progression (chronos), in a quasi-personal way, akin to the English expression, “Father Time.”

A much less frequently used term is AL-SARMADIYYA
السرمدية

To simply speak of endlessness, one would say AL-LA NIHAYA or AL-LA NIHAIYYA
اللانهاية، اللانهائية

Fuad



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Fuad Yahya
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agree  Ezzeldin Enan
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agree  DINA MOHAMED
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
Abadiya أبدية or abad أبد


Explanation:
There is a wide range in Arabic for this term, but “in my opinion” the word that fits more here is:
Abadiya أبدية or abad أبد
The eternity: al abadiya الأبدية or al abad الأبد
Abadiya / abad means: continuance, endlessness, eternal duration, eternal existence. It is usually used when you mention (unlimited time) in general.
Some other words:
Kholood خلود (immortality , perpetuity, eternal life)
Baqaa’ بقاء (the same like khlolood)
Azal أزل (sempiternity)
Sarmadiya سرمدية (endless duration)
Daimoma ديمومة (imperishability , immortality , remaining , survival , subsistence)



Raghad
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agree  Abdul Mukhid
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ela al abad


Explanation:
I hope it helps you
Yacine


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1 day 21 hrs
الأبدية (al-abadeya) - السرمدية (as'armadeya) - اللانهائية (ِal-lanaha'eya)


Explanation:
1- the quality or state of being eternal
2- infinite time
3- the state after death (IMMORTALITY)
4- a seemingly endless or immeasurable time


Mohamed Khalil
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