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Quran Dictionary - ج و ع


The triliteral root jīm wāw ʿayn (ج و ع) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb tajūʿa (تَجُوعَ)
  • four times as the noun jūʿ (جُوع)

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 be hungry

(20:118:4) tajūʿayou will be hungry إِنَّ لَكَ أَلَّا تَجُوعَ فِيهَا وَلَا تَعْرَىٰ


(2:155:5) wal-jūʿiand [the] hunger وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ
(16:112:20) l-jūʿi(of) the hunger فَأَذَاقَهَا اللَّهُ لِبَاسَ الْجُوعِ وَالْخَوْفِ بِمَا كَانُوا يَصْنَعُونَ
(88:7:6) jūʿinhunger لَا يُسْمِنُ وَلَا يُغْنِي مِنْ جُوعٍ
(106:4:4) jūʿin(against) hunger الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُمْ مِنْ جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُمْ مِنْ خَوْفٍ

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