جزيرة

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See also: جزیرهand جزیرہ
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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of the root ج ز ر(j-z-r). Likely an Aramaic topographic term, to be identified with Jewish Babylonian Aramaic גזרתא(a heap or slab of wood or stone) and Classical Syriac ܓܙܺܝܪܬܴ݁ܐ(gəzīrtā, a heap or slab of wood or stone; merlon; door-ring, specifically Mesopotamia), with the specific meaning of “island” but attested as Classical Syriac ܓܳܙܰܪܬܴ݁ܐ(gāzartā) and Old Armenian կղզի (kłzi) and Old Georgian კუნძული (ḳunʒuli); potentially reinterpreted from the Sumerian source of جِسْر(jisr, (wooden) bridge), though Semitic root derivation is superficially very plausible—from this root ج ز ر(j-z-r) / ג־ז־ר‎ / ܓ-ܙ-ܪ(ɡ-z-r) related to “cutting, cheffing” one hardly has obtained the meaning of “an island” or “a major separated region” directly but rather by means of transferral from “smaller” meanings.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒa.ziː.ra/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

جَزِيرَة (jazīraf (plural جَزَائِر(jazāʾir) or جُزُر(juzur))

  1. island
  2. peninsula
  3. area, region, territory, section, district; any separated location, especially one delimited by natural boundaries

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Further reading[edit]

  • gzrh”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Brockelmann, Carl (1928) Lexicon Syriacum (in Latin), 2nd edition, Halle: Max Niemeyer, published 1995, pages 112b–113a

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَزِيرَة(jazīra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جزيرة (jazīraf (plural جزر(juzur))

  1. island
  2. isle

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَزِيرَة(jazīra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒa.ziː.re/, [ʒaˈziː.re]
  • IPA(key): /ʒa.ziː.ra/, [ʒaˈziː.ra]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

جزيرة (jazīref (plural جزر(juzor) or جزائر(jazāʔer))

  1. island