Talk:Ajjul

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Etymology[edit]

Ajjul doesn't mean calves (Ujul does, written the same way in Arabic without the shadda, عُجول vs. عَجّول). Ajjul could mean calf or little calf, (as a diminutive of Ijl). I couldn't find any source that says where the name came from. One site mentioned that the firinja in the middle ages called it "Jul". I have no idea how reliable that source is, or even what it means exactly. I'll keep looking for sources. I removed the meaning in the meantime. Also, riwaq has some more info on the village (as well as many more), and especially the historic buildings in it. There's also a very nice photo gallery. --Fjmustak (talk) 08:38, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

I just got the "calves" meaning from the google translation for the village's website. I might look into what it means, but I wouldn't know where to start. --Al Ameer son (talk) 20:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Palmer, 1881, p. 224 writes: Ajul or Ajjul. The first means "a calf" and also "black mud"; the last "hasty", Cheers, Huldra (talk) 23:32, 11 June 2014 (UTC)