دجال

See also: دخال

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Belongs to د ج ل(d-j-l) now, with a verb دَجَلَ(dajala, dupe, cheat, swindle, deceive), but the early religious use suggests that these meanings are a semantic loan from Classical Syriac ܕܰܓܳܠܳܐ(daggālā), whereas the Arabic root prominently means “smearing things over other things”, “coating”.

NounEdit

دَجَّال (dajjālm (plural دَجَّالُون(dajjālūn) or دَجَاجِلَة(dajājila), feminine دَجَّالَة(dajjāla))

  1. someone who covers, coats things
    1. gilder, silverer
  2. swindler, cheat, imposter, charlatan, mountebank, liar
  3. (Islam) the False Messiah
    Synonyms: (Christianity) ضِدّ المَسِيح(ḍidd al-masīḥ, the Antichrist), (Christianity) نَقِيض المَسِيح(naqīḍ al-masīḥ, the Antichrist)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Schwally, Friedrich (1898), “Lexikalische Studien”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 52, page 132
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دجل”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 314

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دَجَّال(dajjāl).

NounEdit

دجال (dajjâl) (plural دجالان(dajjâlân))

  1. (Christianity, Islam) Antichrist, false Messiah, dajjal

SynonymsEdit