Arabic edit

Root
ج و ز (j-w-z)

Etymology 1 edit

Compare جَوَّزَ (jawwaza, to allow), جَازَ (jāza, to pass).

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Noun edit

جَوَاز (jawāzm (plural جَوَازَات (jawāzāt) or أَجْوِزَة (ʔajwiza))

  1. verbal noun of جَازَ (jāza) (form I)
  2. lawfulness
  3. allowableness
  4. passage
  5. transit
  6. passport
Declension edit
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Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

جِوَاز (jiwāzm

  1. verbal noun of جَاوَزَ (jāwaza) (form III)
Declension edit

Egyptian Arabic edit

Root
ج و ز
1 term

Etymology edit

From Arabic زَوَاج (zawāj), with metathesis.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

جواز (gawāzm (plural جوازات (gawazāt))

  1. marriage
  2. wedding
    Synonym: عرس (ʕurs)

Hijazi Arabic edit

Root
ج و ز
1 term

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Learned borrowing from Arabic جَوَاز (jawāz).

Noun edit

جواز (jawāzm (plural جوازات (jawāzāt))

  1. passport
    Synonym: جَوَاز سَفَر (jawāz safar)

Etymology 2 edit

From Arabic زَوَاج (zawāj), with metathesis.

Noun edit

جواز (jawāzm (plural جوازات (jawāzāt))

  1. (rare) marriage
  2. (rare) wedding
    Synonym: زواج (zawāj)

Urdu edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Classical Persian جواز (javāz), from Arabic جَوَاز (jawāz).

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Noun edit

جَوَاز (javāzm (Hindi spelling जवाज़)

  1. justification (ie. lawfulness)
    • 1995, حسرت کاسگنجوی [Ḥasrat Kāsganjvī], شگوفے: انشائيے, →OCLC, page 144:
      اور جو بات نہیں ماننی ہوتی اس کے لیے کوئی جواز پیش کر دیتے ہیں دراصل یہ جواز جھوٹ پر مبنی ہوتا ہے۔
      aur jo bāt nahī̃ mānnī hotī us ke lie koī javāz peś kar dete ha͠i dar asl ye javāz jhūṭ par mabnī hotā hai.
      And he giveس a justification for whatever he does not wish to accept, but in actual fact that justification is based on lies.

Declension edit

Declension of جواز
singular plural
direct جَوَاز (javāz) جَوَاز (javāz)
oblique جَوَاز (javāz) جَوَازوں (javāzō̃)
vocative جَوَاز (javāz) جَوَازو (javāzō)

Further reading edit

  • جواز”, in اُردُو لُغَت (urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • جواز”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.
  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad (1971) “جواز”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary‎, Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co.