غزال

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root غ ز ل (ḡ-z-l) meaning "to be thin or delicate", "to be graceful", "to be agile or fleet", "to be sporting or playful", "to be capricious or hard to catch".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

غَزَال (ḡazālm (plural غِزْلَان (ḡizlān) or غِزْلَة (ḡizla), feminine غَزَالَة (ḡazāla))

  1. gazelle
  2. delicate person, attractive or graceful female

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1835), “غزال”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 3, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 274
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “غزال”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 914

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
غ ز ل
1 term

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic غَزَال (ḡazāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

غزال (ḡzālm (plural غزلان (ḡuzlān), feminine غزالة (ḡzāla))

  1. gazelle

Adjective[edit]

غزال (ḡzāl) (feminine غزالة (ḡzāla), masculine plural غزالين (ḡzālīn), feminine plural غزالين (ḡzālāt))

  1. beautiful
    Synonyms: جميل (jmīl), زوين (zwīn)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic غَزَال (ḡazāl).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Readings
Classical reading? ğazāl
Dari reading? ğazāl
Iranian reading? ğazâl
Tajik reading? ġazol, ġizol

Noun[edit]

Dari غزال
Iranian Persian
Tajik ғазол, ғизол

غزال (ğazâl)

  1. gazelle
    Synonym: آهو (âhu)
  2. beautiful, beloved

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Gujarati: ઘઝાલ (ghajhāl)