سمع

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root س م ع (s-m-ʿ), from Proto-Semitic, cognate with Akkadian 𒄑𒌇 (šemû, GIŠ.TUK), Aramaic ܫܡܥ, Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎓 (šmʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

سَمِعَ (sámiʿa) (perfect, imperfect يَسْمَعُ, Verb form I)

  1. to hear
  2. (with ب) to hear of, to hear about
  3. (with من) to hear from
  4. to learn, to be told
  5. (with من or ل) to listen to, to pay attention to, to hear someone out
  6. to learn by hearsay
  7. to overhear
  8. to lend an ear

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

سمع (sámmaʿa) (perfect, imperfect يسمع, Verb form II) (causative)

  1. to make hear, to let hear, to give someone something to hear
  2. to recite
  3. to dishonor, to discredit

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

سَمْع (samʿm, plural أسماع (ʾasmāʿ)‎

  1. hearing, sense of hearing
  2. audition
  3. ear

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Verb[edit]

سمع (simiʿ) (perfect, imperfect يسمع, Verb form I)

  1. to hear (to perceive with the ear)
  2. to listen (to pay attention to a sound)

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سمع (samʿ).

Noun[edit]

Dari سمع
Iranian Persian سمع
Tajik самъ (samʾ)

سمع (sam')

  1. hearing, sense of hearing
  2. ear

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