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Quran Dictionary - ج ل و

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The triliteral root jīm lām wāw (ج ل و) occurs five times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • twice as the form I verb tajallā (تَجَلَّىٰ)
  • twice as the form II verb jallā (جَلَّىٰ)
  • once as the noun jalā (جَلَآء)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form I) - to reveal

(7:143:25) tajallārevealed (His) Glory فَلَمَّا تَجَلَّىٰ رَبُّهُ لِلْجَبَلِ جَعَلَهُ دَكًّا وَخَرَّ مُوسَىٰ صَعِقًا
(92:2:3) tajallāit shines in brightness وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّىٰ

Verb (form II) - to reveal

(7:187:12) yujallīhācan reveal [it] قُلْ إِنَّمَا عِلْمُهَا عِنْدَ رَبِّي لَا يُجَلِّيهَا لِوَقْتِهَا إِلَّا هُوَ
(91:3:3) jallāhāit displays it وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا

Noun

(59:3:6) l-jalāathe exile وَلَوْلَا أَنْ كَتَبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْجَلَاءَ لَعَذَّبَهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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