عرجون

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ع ر ج (ʿ-r-j).

Noun[edit]

عَرْجُون or عُرْجُون (ʿarjūn or ʿurjūnm (plural عَرَاجِين (ʿarājīn))

  1. raceme, twig of a palm with fruits curved around it, palm-branch girdled with dates
    • 7th century CE, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, 55:94:
      أَتَانَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَسْجِدِنَا هَذَا وَفِي يَدِهِ عُرْجُونُ ٱبْنِ طَابٍ فَرَأَى فِي قِبْلَةِ الْمَسْجِدِ نُخَامَةً فَحَكَّهَا بِالْعُرْجُونِ
      ʾatānā rasūlu l-lahi ṣallā llāhu ʿalayhi wasallama fī masjidinā haḏā wafī yadihi ʿurjūnu bni ṭābin faraʾā fī qiblati l-masjidi nuḵāmatan faḥakkahā bi-l-ʿurjūni
      Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) came to us in this mosque and he had in his hand the branch of an Ibn-Ṭab date palm and he saw slime in the qibla of the mosque and he abraded it with the help of the twig.
    Synonym: عِذْق (ʿiḏq)
  2. Podaxis pistillaris and Podaxis gen.

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References[edit]

  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “عرجون”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 1997
  • Mandaville, James Paul (2011) Bedouin Ethnobotany. Plant Concepts and Uses in a Desert Pastoral World, Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, →ISBN, pages 128, 142, 327
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (2011), “عرجون”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 826