ϣϫⲟⲙ

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Coptic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ϣ- (š-) +‎ ϫⲟⲙ (čom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Old Bohairic) /ˌʔəʃˈt͡ʃʼom/

Verb[edit]

ϣϫⲟⲙ (ščom)

  1. (Bohairic) to be able to, can.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Ϣϫⲟⲙ cannot be conjugated, and the verb that follows is always an infinitive (̀ⲉ-):
    • ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ϣ̀ϫⲟⲙ ⲉ̀ⲥⲁϫⲓ ⲛ̀ϯⲁⲥⲡⲓ ⲛ̀Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ.
      anok š̀čom èsači ǹtiaspi ǹKhēmi.
      I can speak the Egyptian language.
  • To negate ϣϫⲟⲙ, we use ⲙⲙⲟⲛ:
    • ⲛ̀ⲑⲟⲕ ⲙ̀ⲙⲟⲛ ϣ̀ϫⲟⲙ ⲉ̀ⲱϣ ⲛ̀ϯⲙⲉⲧϩⲉⲃⲣⲉⲟⲥ.
      ǹthok m̀mon š̀čom èōš ǹtimethebreos.
      You cannot read Hebrew.