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The meaning of a word (اِلَيْكَ)

Hello,

I hope this is the right place to ask. I have been studying some dua's and stumbled upon a word that I would like to know the meaning of: اِلَيْكَ If I am not mistaken, fonetically it is written as 'ileyk'. Does anyone know the definition or translation of this word? The sentence in this context is: وَ نُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَ نَتُوبُ اِلَيْكَ

Thank you very much in advance!

November 9, 2019, 5:45 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sahin-duo

As far as I know, the word ِإلَيكَ (notice ء) consists of two components: إلى (the translation depends; it can mean “to” (indicating direction), “towards”, “into” etc. depending on the context, e.g. a verb (in this case نَتُوبُ) and the suffix كَ.Thus in this context it means “to You” in English. The whole sentence can be translated as follows: “We believe in You and we repent to You.”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lale650988

Thank you very much for your reply. My friend is called Ileyke (it was taken from this dua). Does that mean - roughly translated - that her name is 'to you'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sahin-duo

I found the following regarding the name اليك:

اسم علم مؤنث أرمني

معناه: موج البحر

English translation:

an Armenian feminine proper noun

meaning: sea waves

almaany.com


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lale650988

Thank you for answering. Do Arabic and Armenian share the same alphabet? I translated the webpage with google translate (I can't speak Arabic) and I think the translation you gave me was for the name 'Alec' (آليك) and not 'Ileyk' (اِلَيْكَ). Is there a translation specifically for the name 'Ileyke' or 'Ileyk'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sahin-duo

No, the Armenian alphabet is completely different.

Both names seem to refer to the same Armenian word ալիք which can be transliterated as “aliq”.

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