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Egyptian ArabicEdit


جا (gaa), ييجي (yiigii)

  1. to come (To move from further away to nearer to)



From Middle Persian jʾy (ǰāy, place), late form of gyʾg (gyāg, place), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to live, stay, spend the night). Cognate with Sanskrit वसति (vasati, to dwell, live, stop, stay), Ossetian уат (wat, room, bed) and English was, were.


جا ()

  1. place
  2. space
  3. location
  4. seat
  5. (dialectal) bed, mattress, bedding
    جاتو جمع کن.
    Jâto jam kon.
    Remove your mattress(, blanket, bedsheet, etc).

Related termsEdit


  • “jʾy” and “gyʾg” in Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (2004), A Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian, Turnhout: Brepols