جيش

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See also: چیش‎, خیس‎, چىش, and جیش

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ج ي ش (j-y-š), meaning to heave or rise up suddenly, hence inciting troops to action, raise military forces, to muster or rally. Related to the verb جَاشَ (jāša, to be excited, to be agitated, to storm, to rage).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جَيْش (jayšm (plural جُيُوش (juyūš))

  1. an army, a military force

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “جيش”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَيْش (jayš).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جيش (jēšm (plural جُيوش ‎(juyūš))

  1. an army, a military force

References[edit]

  1. ^ “جيش” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 493-494, meaning to boil, to be turbid or un-navigable waters, to be excited or agitated, to rage, to heave or rise up suddenly, to muster an army, to rally them, to incite a war or raise up arms.