دجال

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See also: دخال

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Belongs to د ج ل(d-j-l) now, with a verb دَجَلَ(dajala, dupe, cheat, swindle, deceive), but the early religious use suggests that these meanings are a semantic loan from Classical Syriac ܕܰܓܳܠܳܐ(daggālā), whereas the Arabic root prominently means “smearing things over other things”, “coating”.

Noun[edit]

دَجَّال (dajjālm (plural دَجَّالُون(dajjālūn) or دَجَاجِلَة(dajājila), feminine دَجَّالَة(dajjāla))

  1. someone who covers, coats things
    1. gilder, silverer
  2. swindler, cheat, imposter, charlatan, mountebank, liar
  3. (Islam) the False Messiah
    Synonyms: (Christianity) ضِدّ المَسِيح(ḍidd al-masīḥ, the Antichrist), (Christianity) نَقِيض المَسِيح(naqīḍ al-masīḥ, the Antichrist)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Schwally, Friedrich (1898), “Lexikalische Studien”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 52, page 132
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دجل”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 314

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دَجَّال(dajjāl).

Noun[edit]

دجال (dajjâl) (plural دجالان(dajjâlân))

  1. (Christianity, Islam) Antichrist, false Messiah, dajjal

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