Arabic

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Noun

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جَوّ (jawwm (dual جَوَّانِ (jawwāni), plural أَجْوَاء (ʔajwāʔ) or جِوَاء (jiwāʔ))

  1. air (the apparently open space above the ground)
    Coordinate terms: بَحْر (baḥr), بَرّ (barr)
  2. weather
  3. atmosphere
  4. (figurative) atmosphere (apparent mood)
  5. wide valley
  6. open pasture-ground
  7. interior of a house
    Antonym: بَرّ (barr)
  8. hall

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Baluchi

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Noun

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جو (joho)

  1. barley

Persian

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (Šᵍ /⁠jaw⁠/), from Old Persian *yáwaʰ, from Proto-Iranian *yáwah, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *yáwas.

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Readings
Classical reading? jaw
Dari reading? jaw
Iranian reading? jow
Tajik reading? jav

Noun

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Dari جو
Iranian Persian
Tajik ҷав

جو (jow)

  1. barley
  2. grain

Etymology 2

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From Middle Persian [script needed] (joi) or Middle Persian [script needed] (yoi), from Old Persian [script needed] (yauviya). Cognate with Northern Kurdish co and Sanskrit यव्या (yavyā).

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Readings
Classical reading?
Dari reading?
Iranian reading? ju
Tajik reading?

Noun

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Dari جو, جوی
Iranian Persian
Tajik ҷӯ, ҷӯй

جو (ju)

  1. stream
  2. brook
  3. irrigation channel

Etymology 3

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From Arabic جَوّ (jaww, weather, environment).

Noun

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جو (javv)

  1. air
  2. sky
  3. atmosphere

Etymology 4

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Readings
Classical reading? jō, jū
Dari reading? jō, jū
Iranian reading? ju
Tajik reading? jü, ju

Verb

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جو (ju)

  1. present stem form of جستن (jostan), suffixed form indicating "seeker"/"seeking"
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Sindhi

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Preposition

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جو (jo) (Devanagari जो)

  1. of; genitive case marker

References

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  • Parmanand, Mewaram (1910) “جو”, in Sindhi-English Dictionary, Hyderabad, Sindh: The Sind Juvenile Co-operative Society
  • Khānu, Balocu (19601988) “جو”, in Jāmiʻ Sindhī lughāta (in Sindhi), Hyderabad, Sindh: Sindhī Adabī Borḍ

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ج و و
2 terms

Etymology

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From Arabic جَوّ (jaww).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʒaww/, [ʒaw]
  • Audio (Ramallah):(file)

Noun

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جوّ (jawwm (plural أجواء (ʔajwāʔ))

  1. air
    Synonym: هوا (hawa)
  2. atmosphere
  3. weather
    Synonym: طقس (ṭaʔs)

Ternate

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Noun

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جو (Rumi joo)

  1. a shortening of جوو (joou)

References

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  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill