alem

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See also: âlem and além

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

alem

  1. Third-person plural (eles, elas, also used with vocês?) present subjunctive of alar
  2. Third-person plural (vocês) affirmative imperative of alar
  3. Third-person plural (vocês) negative imperative of alar

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: a‧lem

Noun[edit]

àlem m (Cyrillic spelling а̀лем)

  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: a‧lem

Noun[edit]

álem m (Cyrillic spelling а́лем)

  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

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic علم (ʕálam).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [aˈlɛm]
  • Hyphenation: a‧lem

Noun[edit]

alem (definite accusative alemi, plural alemler)

  1. banner
  2. flag
  3. The crescent made out of bronze or copper placed at the peak of minarets.

Declension[edit]