جا

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Verb[edit]

جا (gaa), ييجي (yiigii)

  1. to come (To move from further away to nearer to)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian jʾy (ǰāy, place), late form of gyʾg (gyāg, place), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to live, stay, spend the night). Cognate with Sanskrit वसति (vasati, to dwell, live, stop, stay), Ossetian уат (wat, room, bed) and English was, were.

Noun[edit]

جا ()

  1. place
  2. space
  3. location
  4. seat
  5. (dialectal) bed, mattress, bedding
    جاتو جمع کن.
    Jâto jam kon.
    Remove your mattress(, blanket, bedsheet, etc).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “jʾy” and “gyʾg” in Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (2004), A Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian, Turnhout: Brepols