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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

From Old Spanish oxalá, from Arabic وشاء اللّٰه‎ (wa-šā’ allāh) ("and may God will it"). Compare Portuguese oxalá, Maltese jalla. From a different but related Arabic expression comes English inshallah.



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