Arabic edit

Root
ز ع ل (z-ʕ-l)

Adjective edit

زَعْلَان (zaʕlān) (feminine زَعْلَانَة (zaʕlāna))

  1. (obsolete) in agony, weary
  2. (informal) miffed, mad, surly, annoyed, angry, upset

Declension edit

Egyptian Arabic edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

زعلان (zaʿlān)

  1. upset, sad

Hijazi Arabic edit

Root
ز ع ل
1 term

Etymology edit

From the root ز ع ل (z-ʕ-l); related to “sadness”.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

زعلان (zaʕlān) (feminine زعلانة (zaʕlāna), common plural زعلانين (zaʕlānīn))

  1. sad, upset

Usage notes edit

The common plural adjective is used with both feminine and masculine plural nouns.

Related terms edit

North Levantine Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic زَعْلَان (zaʕlān). Intensive adjective of the stative verb زعل (ziʕil, to get upset; to get angry).

Adjective edit

زعلان (zaʕlān) (feminine زعلانة (zaʕlāne), common plural زعلانين (zaʕlānīn))

  1. upset, sad
  2. (+ عَلَى (ʿalā)) upset on behalf of someone, sad for someone, to feel for someone
  3. (+ عَلَى (ʿalā)) upset with someone (regional)

South Levantine Arabic edit

Root
ز ع ل
2 terms

Etymology edit

From Arabic زَعْلَان (zaʕlān). Intensive adjective of the stative verb زعل (ziʕil, to get upset; to get angry).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /zaʕ.laːn/, [zaʕˈlæːn]
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Adjective edit

زعلان (zaʕlān) (feminine زعلانة (zaʕlāne), common plural زعلانين (zaʕlānīn))

  1. upset, sad, distressed
  2. angry, annoyed, irritated

Usage notes edit

  • Although the basic meaning of this word isn't “sad”, it's usage can be similar as “sad” in English when the sadness is mixed with upset or distress.

See also edit