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Quran Dictionary - ع ج م


The triliteral root ʿayn jīm mīm (ع ج م) occurs four times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • three times as the nominal aʿjamiīī (أَعْجَمِىّ)
  • once as the noun aʿjamīn (أَعْجَمِين)

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.


(1) Noun

(16:103:12) aʿjamiyyun(is) foreign لِسَانُ الَّذِي يُلْحِدُونَ إِلَيْهِ أَعْجَمِيٌّ
(41:44:9) āʿ'jamiyyun(Is it) a foreign (language) أَأَعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِيٌّ قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ

(2) Adjective

(41:44:4) aʿjamiyyan(in) a foreign (language) وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا أَعْجَمِيًّا لَقَالُوا لَوْلَا فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ


(26:198:5) l-aʿjamīna(of) the non-Arabs وَلَوْ نَزَّلْنَاهُ عَلَىٰ بَعْضِ الْأَعْجَمِينَ

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