See also: خواب

Arabic

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Etymology

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    From the root ج و ب (j-w-b). Compare Hebrew תגובה (t'guvá).

    Pronunciation

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    • IPA(key): /d͡ʒa.waːb/
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    Noun

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    جَوَاب (jawābm (plural أَجْوِبَة (ʔajwiba) or جَوَابَات (jawābāt))

    1. answer, reply
      • a. 898, Al-Mubarrad, المقتضب [Al-Muqtadab]:
        اعلم أن لا إذا وقعت على نكرة نصبتها بغير تنوين؛ وإنما كان ذلك لما أذكره لك: إنما وضعت الأخبار جوابات للاستفهام.
        (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    2. apodosis

    Declension

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    Baluchi

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    Etymology

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    From Arabic جَوَاب (jawāb).

    Noun

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    جواب (jawáb)

    1. answer, reply
      Synonym: پسئو (passaw)

    Khalaj

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    Noun

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    جَواب (cəvâb) (definite accusative جَوابؽ, plural جَوابلار)

    1. Arabic spelling of cəvâb (reply, answer)

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    Moroccan Arabic

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    Etymology

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    From Arabic جَواب (jawāb).

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    Noun

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    جواب (jwāb or jawābm (plural أجوبة (ʔajwiba) or جوابات (jwābāt))

    1. answer, reply

    Ottoman Turkish

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    Etymology

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    Borrowed from Arabic جَوَاب (jawāb).

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    جواب (cevab)

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    Persian

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    Etymology

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    Borrowed from Arabic جَوَاب (jawāb).

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    Readings
    Classical reading? jawāḇ
    Dari reading? jawāb
    Iranian reading? javâb
    Tajik reading? javob

    Noun

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    Dari جواب
    Iranian Persian
    Tajik ҷавоб

    جواب (javâb) (plural جواب‌ها (javâb-hâ) or جوابات (javâbât))

    1. answer, reply
      Synonym: پاسخ (pâsox)
      Antonyms: سوال (soâl), پرسش (porseš)
      جواب قانع کننده نتوانست بدهد.javâb-e qâne' konande natvânest bedahad.He could not give an acceptable answer.

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    Punjabi

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    Etymology

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    Borrowed from Classical Persian جواب (jawāb), from Arabic جَوَاب (jawāb). Compare Hindustani جَوَاب (javāb) / जवाब (javāb), Gujarati જવાબ (javāb), Marathi जाब (jāb), Bengali জবাব (jobab).

    Noun

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    جواب (javābm (Gurmukhi spelling ਜਵਾਬ)

    1. answer

    Urdu

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    Etymology

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    Borrowed from Classical Persian جواب (jawāb), from Arabic جَوَاب (jawāb). Compare Punjabi ਜਵਾਬ (javāb) / جَواب, Gujarati જવાબ (javāb), Marathi जाब (jāb), Bengali জবাব (jobab).

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    Noun

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    جَوَاب (javābm (Hindi spelling जवाब)

    1. answer, reply, response
    2. (figuratively) solution

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    Declension of جواب
    singular plural
    direct جَوَاب (javāb) جَوَاب (javāb)
    oblique جَوَاب (javāb) جَوَابوں (javābō̃)
    vocative جَوَاب (javāb) جَوَابو (javābō)

    References

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    • جواب”, in اُردُو لُغَت (urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
    • جواب”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.