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

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References[edit]

  • Schwally, Friedrich (1898), “Lexikalische Studien”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 52, page 132

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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