رجل

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See also:زحل

Arabic[edit]

Root
ر ج ل(r-j-l)

Etymology 1[edit]

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رَجِلَ (rajila) I, non-pastيَرْجَلُ⁩‎ (yarjalu)

  1. to go on foot, to walk
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Etymology 2[edit]

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رَجَّلَ (rajjala) II, non-pastيُرَجِّلُ⁩‎ (yurajjilu)

  1. to comb (the hair)
  2. to let down (the hair)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Originally "walker", attested with the meaning "footsoldier" as Safaitic𐪇𐪔𐪁(rgl).

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رَجُل (rajulm (pluralرِجَال(rijāl))

  1. man (adult male human)
    Coordinate term:اِمْرَأَة(imraʔa)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: ⁧ريال(rayyāl, man), ⁧ريل(rayil, husband)
  • Hijazi Arabic: ⁧رِجَّال(rijjāl)

Noun[edit]

رَجْل (rajlm (pluralرِجَال(rijāl))

  1. Obsolete form of رَجُل(rajul).

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *rigl-.

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رِجْل (rijlf (dualرِجْلَانِ(rijlāni), pluralأَرْجُل(ʔarjul)) (countable)

  1. (anatomy) an extremity; a limb
    Synonyms:طَرَف(ṭaraf), ⁧ذِرَاع(ḏirāʕ), ⁧يَد(yad)
    1. (of humans) a leg
      Hyponyms:فَخْذ(faḵḏ, upper leg, thigh), ⁧رُكْبَة(rukba, knee), ⁧سَاق(sāq, lower leg, shank), ⁧عَقِب(ʕaqib, heel), ⁧قَدَم(qadam, foot)
    2. (of quadrupeds) a hind leg
      Coordinate term:يَد(yad, foreleg)
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Descendants[edit]
  • Egyptian Arabic: ⁧رجل⁩ f (regl)
  • Gulf Arabic: ⁧ريل⁩ f (rīl)
  • Hijazi Arabic: ⁧رِجِل⁩ f (rijil)
  • Maltese: riġel f
  • Moroccan Arabic: ⁧رجل⁩ f (rjal)
  • North Levantine Arabic: ⁧إجر⁩ f (ʔijr)

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رِجْل (rijlm (pluralأَرْجَال(ʔarjāl))

  1. swarm (especially, of locusts)
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رِجْل (rijlm (collective)

  1. common purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
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رِجْل (rijlm

  1. going on foot, pedestrian, walking
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Etymology 5[edit]

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رَجِل (rajilm (pluralرَجْل(rajl) orرِجَال(rijāl) orرَجْلَة(rajla) orرَجْلَى(rajlā) orرُجَّال(rujjāl) orرَجَّالَة(rajjāla) orرُجَّالَى(rujjālā) orرَجَالَى(rajālā) orرُجَالَى(rujālā) orرُجْلَان(rujlān) orأَرَاجِل(ʔarājil) orأَرَاجِيل(ʔarājīl) orأَرْجِلَة(ʔarjila))

  1. verbal noun of رَجِلَ(rajila) (form I)
  2. pedestrian, traveler on foot
  3. neither lank nor crisp, neither scrawny nor shredded, neither svelte nor portly, well on foot due to not having excess mass
    • 7th century CE, Ṣaḥīḥ al-Buḵāriyy, 60:68:
      رَأَيْتُ مُوسَى وَإِذَا رَجُلٌ ضَرْبٌ رَجِلٌ، كَأَنَّهُ مِنْ رِجَالِ شَنُوءَةَ، وَرَأَيْتُ عِيسَى، فَإِذَا هُوَ رَجُلٌ رَبْعَةٌ أَحْمَرُ كَأَنَّمَا خَرَجَ مِنْ دِيمَاسٍ
      raʔaytu mūsā waʔiḏā rajulun ḍarbun rajilun, kaʔannahu min rijāli šanūʔata, waraʔaytu ʕīsā, faʔiḏā huwa rajulun rabʕatun ʔaḥmaru kaʔannamā ḵaraja min dīmāsin
      I saw Moses who was a man neither of a scrawny nor a shredded stature, as though he were of the Šanūʾa men, and I saw Jesus, cobby and red as though he had come out of a bathhouse.
  4. foal which is allowed to suck freely
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Etymology 6[edit]

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Noun[edit]

رَجْل (rajlm pl

  1. plural of رَاجِل(rājil)
  2. plural of رَجِل(rajil)

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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Root
ر ج ل
2 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicرِجْل(rijl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ri.d͡ʒil/, [rɪ.d͡ʒɪl]

Noun[edit]

رجل (rijilf (dualرجلین(rijlēn), pluralرِجُول(rijūl))

  1. foot
  2. leg
    Synonym:ساق(sāg)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /riʒl/, [ˈrɪ.ʒ(ɪ)l]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabicرِجْل(rijl).

Noun[edit]

رجل (rijlf (pluralرجلین(rijlēn) orأرجل(ʔarjol))

  1. foot
    Synonyms:إجر(ʔijr), (formal)قدم(qadam)
  2. leg
    Synonyms:إجر(ʔijr), ⁧ساق(sāʔ)
Usage notes[edit]
  • إجر(ʔijr) is more common in urban speech.

Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Arabicرَجُل(rajul). Doublet of ⁧رجّال(rijjāl).

Noun[edit]

رجل (rajolm (pluralرجال(rjāl, rijāl))

  1. (formal) man
    Synonyms:رجّال(rijjāl), ⁧زلمة(zalame)

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabicرَجُل(rajul).

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رَجُل (rajulm (Hindi spelling रजुल)

  1. man
    Synonym:مرد(mard)

References[edit]

  • رجل”, in اُردُو لُغَت(urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • رجل”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت(rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English] (in English), Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.