أكم

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • كم(kam)
  • أكمن(ʔakammin, alternative spelling when followed by من(min))

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from أَ(ʾa, interrogative particle) +‎ كَمْ(kam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

أكم (ʔakam, ʔakamm)

  1. how many (+ من)
    أكم من بيضة بدك أعمللك؟‎‎
    ʔakam min bēḍa biddak ʔaʕmel-lak?
    How many eggs do you want me to cook for you?
  2. a few, some, several (+ من)
    قلتلّه أكم من مرّة، بس هو ما بوخد كلامي صحّ.‎‎
    ʔoltillo ʔakam min marra, bas huwwe ma bōḵed kalāmi ṣaḥḥ.
    I told him a few times, but he doesn't take me seriously at my word.
    Synonym: بعض(baʕḍ)

Usage notes[edit]

  • أكم (ʔakam) is always followed by a singular noun.
Related terms[edit]