جنة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ج ن ن(j-n-n), related to “covering” and “protecting”, sense of a paradise being borrowed from Classical Syriac ܓܰܢܬܳܐ(gannəṯā) or more likely Middle Persian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جَنَّة (jannaf (plural جَنَّات(jannāt) or جِنَان(jinān))

  1. garden
  2. paradise, heaven
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References[edit]

  • Ahrens, Karl, “Christliches im Qoran. Eine Nachlese”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 84, 1930, page 27
  • Wehr, Hans, “جن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic[2], 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1979, →ISBN

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

جِنَّة (jinnaf (plural جِنَّات(jinnāt))

  1. verbal noun of جُنَّ(junna)
  2. madness, craziness, possession, mania
  3. (collective) jinn (rarely), lesser-class of angels made of fire
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Noun[edit]

جُنَّة (junnaf

  1. thing which veils, conceals, hides, covers, or protects
  2. weapon or armor, a thing used to protect oneself, anything protective or defensive
  3. piece of cloth which a woman wears covering the face and the two sides of the bosom, a type of hijab or veil

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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَنَّة(janna).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جَنَّة (jannaf (plural جَنَّات(jannāt))

  1. heaven