أجل

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See also: أخل‎, اخل, and أحل

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Elative of جَلِيل(jalīl, great, important; exalted; revered, honorable, venerable; glorious, magnificent; strong, stout, rough; old, experienced), from the root ج ل ل(j-l-l).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

أَجَل (ʾajal)

  1. yes, indeed, no doubt

Noun[edit]

أَجَل (ʾajalm (plural آجَال(ʾājāl))

  1. fate, destiny
  2. appointed time, deadline
  3. (Islam) one's allotted lifespan

Noun[edit]

أَجْل (ʾajl?

  1. Only used in مِنْ أَجْلِ(min ʾajli) and لِأَجْلِ(liʾajli)

Adjective[edit]

أَجَلّ (ʾajall) (feminine جُلَّى(jullā), masculine plural أَجَلُّون(ʾajallūn), feminine plural جُلَّيَات(jullayāt))

  1. elative degree of جَلِيل(jalīl):
    1. greater, more important; greatest, most important
    2. more exalted; most exalted
    3. more revered, more honorable, more venerable; most revered, most honorable, most venerable
    4. more glorious, more magnificent; most glorious, most magnificent
    5. stronger, stouter, rougher; strongest, stoutest, roughest
    6. older, more experienced; oldest, most experienced

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “جل”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN