שמע

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Aramaic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic, cognate with Akkadian 𒄑𒌇 ‎(šemû), Arabic سَمِعَ ‎(samiʿa), Amharic ሰማ ‎(säma), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎓 ‎(šm').

Verb[edit]

שְׁמַע ‎(šᵊmaʿ)

  1. to hear

Hebrew[edit]

Root
שׁ־מ־ע

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

שֵׁמַע ‎(shéma'm ‎(plural indefinite שמעים, singular construct שמע־, plural construct שמעי־)

  1. audio

Verb[edit]

שָׁמַע ‎(shamá') ‎(pa'al construction)

  1. to hear
  2. to listen

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Proper noun[edit]

שְׁמַע ‎(sh'má')

  1. the Shema
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Berachot 1:1:
      מאימתי קורין את שמע בערבית
      me'eimatái kor[']ín 'et sh'má' b'ar'vít
      From what time do we recite the Shema in the evening?

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