שם

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
שׁ־ם

From Proto-Semitic *šim-.

Noun[edit]

שֵׁם ‎(shémm (plural indefinite form שֵׁמוֹת, singular construct form שֵׁם, plural construct form שְׁמוֹת)

  1. a name
    • 1974, Zelda Schneersohn Mishkovsky, “לְכָל אִישׁ יֵשׁ שֵׁם ‎(l'khol 'ish yésh shém)” (song): 
      לְכָל אִישׁ יֵשׁ שֵׁם שֶׁנָּתַן לוֹ אֱלֹהִים וְנָתְנוּ לוֹ אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ, / לְכָל אִישׁ יֵשׁ שֵׁם שֶׁנָּתְנוּ לוֹ קוֹמָתוֹ וְאֹפֶן חִיּוּכוֹ וְנָתַן לוֹ הָאָרִיג, []
      To every person there is a name that was given to them by God and that was given to them by their father and mother / To every person there is a name that was given to them by their height and the matter of their smile and that was given to them by the cloth
  2. a first name
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

שָׁם ‎(shám)

  1. there (somewhere at some distance from the speaker)
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

שֵׁם ‎(shémm

  1. Shem.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Root
שׁ־ם

From the root שׂ־י־ם ‎(ś-y-m), also written שׂ־ם ‎(ś-m), using binyán pa'ál.

Verb[edit]

שָׂם ‎(sám) ‎(pa'al construction, future יָשִׂים)

  1. to put, place
  2. to turn on, as music, television, radio, etc.
  3. to put on, don, as clothing, shoes, etc.
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Etymology 5[edit]

Root
שׁ־ו־ם

From the root ש־ו־ם in pa'al construction

Verb[edit]

שָׁם ‎(sham) ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. to assess, appraise: (determined value).