جناح

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ج ن ح (j-n-ḥ); compare جَنَحَ (janaḥa, to lean) (both referring to the concept of side).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

جَنَاح (janāḥm (plural أَجْنِحَة (ʾajniḥa) or أَجْنُح (ʾajnuḥ))

  1. wing (organ of flight, part of building or army)
  2. shoulder, arm, hand
  3. side, edge
  4. fin
  5. projecting roof
  6. protection, refuge
Declension[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

جُنَاح (junāḥm

  1. transgression, misdemeanor, wrong
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 4:102:
      وَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِن كَانَ بِكُمْ أَذًى مِّن مَّطَرٍ أَوْ كُنْتُم مَّرْضَىٰ أَن تَضَعُوا أَسْلِحَتَكُمْ وَخُذُوا حِذْرَكُمْ
      walā junāḥa ʿalaykum ʾin kāna bikum ʾaḏan mmin mmaṭarin ʾaw kuntum mmarḍā ʾan taḍaʿū ʾasliḥatakum waḵuḏū ḥiḏrakum
      There is no blame upon you if ye are vexed by rain or ye are sick that ye lay down your arms, but exercise caution.
Declension[edit]

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

جناح (genāḥm

  1. wing

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

جناح (jnæḥm

  1. wing