جهاد

See also: جہاد

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Verbal noun from جَاهَدَ(jāhada, to struggle against, to fight for), from the root ج ه د(j-h-d)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جِهَاد (jihādm

  1. verbal noun of جَاهَدَ(jāhada) (form III)
  2. (uncountable) struggle, effort
    Synonyms: نِضَال(niḍāl), كِفَاح(kifāḥ)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 25:52:
      فَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَجَاهِدْهُم بِهِ جِهَادًا كَبِيرًا
      fa-lā tuṭiʿi l-kāfirīna wa-jāhidhum bihi jihādan kabīran
      So do not obey the faithless, but wage with it [the Revelation] a great struggle against them.
  3. (uncountable) fight, battle
  4. (Islam, uncountable) jihad, holy war
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جَهَاد (jahādm

  1. hard, rugged land; land in which there is no herbage; level, smooth land
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lane, vol. I (1863), pp. 473-474.
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “جهد”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic جِهَاد(jihād).

NounEdit

جهاد (cihad)

  1. jihad, holy war, crusade
  2. fight, struggle, battle

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic جِهَاد(jihād).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

جهاد (jehâd)

  1. (Islam) jihad, holy war, crusade
  2. fight, struggle, battle

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