алем

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

It may be connected with Greek ἀδάμας (adámas, diamond), or come from Old French alemande[1]. Alternatively from Ottoman Turkish, from Arabic علم (̔aläm, sign, token; symbol; banner).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎlem/
  • Hyphenation: а‧лем

Noun[edit]

а̀лем m (Latin spelling àlem)

  1. jewel, gem
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish عالم (âlem) (Turkish alem), from Arabic عالم (ʕālam, world).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎːlem/
  • Hyphenation: а‧лем

Noun[edit]

а́лем m (Latin spelling álem)

  1. world

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petar Skok, Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Z., 1971, v. 1, p. 28, alem: mislim da se u alem može da sakriva grčka riječ adāmas »dijamant« ... Ali treba pomišljati i na to da se može raditi o istoj riječi alemande, koja dolazi u spomenutom starofrancuskom Pelerinage-M