Usage Medieval Arabic
Other Forms FormsJuwayriyya, Juwayriyah, Juwairiyyah, Juwariyah, etc.
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain. It could figuratively mean "young woman" from Arabic جرى (jara) meaning "to run, to flow" (referring to a girl reaching maturity). Alternatively, it could be derived from ورد جوري (ward juri), the Arabic name for the Damask rose (a type of flower), itself from Persian گور (Gor), which is an old name for the Iranian city of Firuzabad. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.