• Ejtaal Arabic Almanac: Lane's Lexicon, Hans Wehr, Lisan al-Arab and others
  • Perseus: Lane's Lexicon (in text format)
The root jwE (ج و ع) occurs 5 times in Quran, in 2 derived forms:
  • 1 times as verb tjwA
  • 4 times as noun jwA



Behold, it is provided for thee that thou shalt not hunger here or feel naked,*
And most certainly shall We try you by means* of danger, and hunger, and loss of worldly goods, of lives and of [labour's] fruits. But give glad tidings unto those who are patient in adversity
AND GOD propounds [to you] a parable: [Imagine] a town which was [once] secure and at ease, with its sustenance coming to it abundantly from all quarters, and which thereupon blasphemously refused to show gratitude for God's blessings: and therefore God caused it to taste the all-embracing misery* of hunger and fear in result of all [the evil] that its people had so persistently wrought.*
which gives no strength and neither stills hunger.*


who has given them food against hunger, and made them safe from danger.*