دم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

دَمَّ (damma) I, non-past يَدُمُّ‎ (yadummu)

  1. to coat, to smear
  2. to paint, to daub, to dye, to tint
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

دَمّ (dammm

  1. verbal noun of دَمَّ (damma) (form I)
  2. ointment, salve, unguent, liniment
  3. paint
  4. pigment, dye
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *dam-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *dam-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دَم (damm (plural دِمَاء (dimāʾ))

  1. (uncountable) blood
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Either inherited from Proto-Semitic *dimm- (wild cat) or borrowed from Ge'ez ድመት (dəmmat) because this is rare in literary Arabic and appears in the dialects only in northwest Yemen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دِمّ (dimmm (plural دِمَم (dimam), feminine دِمّة (dimma))

  1. wild cat
  2. (dialect) cat
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2005) Arabische Dialektgeographie. Eine Einführung (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 78) (in German), Leiden: Brill, page 200
  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2010) Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte – Band I: Mensch, Natur, Fauna und Flora (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 100) (in German), Leiden: Brill, page 326–329
  • Hommel, Fritz (1879) Die Namen der Säugethiere bei den südsemitischen Völkern als Beiträge zur arabischen und äthiopischen Lexicographie, zur semitischen Kulturforschung und Sprachvergleichung und zur Geschichte der Mittelmeerfauna. Mit steter Berücksichtigung auch der assyrischen und hebräischen Thiernamen und geographischen und literaturgeschichtlichen Excursen[1] (in German), Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, pages 318–319
  • Nöldeke, Theodor (1910) Neue Beiträge zur semitischen Sprachwissenschaft[2], Straßburg: Karl J. Trübner, page 58

Etymology 5[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

دُمْ (dum) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular imperative active of دَامَ (dāma)
  2. second-person masculine singular active imperative of دَامَ (dāma)

Laki[edit]

Noun[edit]

دم (transliteration needed)

  1. (anatomy) mouth

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle Persian dam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari دم
Iranian Persian دم
Tajik дам (dam)

دم (dam)

  1. breath
  2. steam
  3. moment
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle Persian dom.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari دم
Iranian Persian دم
Tajik дум (dum)

دم (dom)

  1. tail
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Arabic دَم (dam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

دم (dam)

  1. blood

Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit दम (dama).

Noun[edit]

دم (damam (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. taming
  2. self-restraint
  3. self-control
  4. temperance

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian دم (dam).

Noun[edit]

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. breath
  2. puff
  3. whiff
  4. life, vitality
  5. energy, vigour
  6. moment, instant
  7. draught
  8. elasticity
  9. strength
  10. ambition
  11. pleasure

Etymology 3[edit]

From Persian, from Sanskrit दम्भः (dambhaḥ).

Noun[edit]

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. deceit
  2. fraud
  3. trickery
  4. trick
  5. coaxing
  6. arrogance
  7. pride
  8. boasting

Etymology 4[edit]

From Arabic دَم (dam).

Noun[edit]

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. blood

Etymology 5[edit]

From Persian دم (dom).

Noun[edit]

دم (dumf (Hindi spelling दुम)

  1. tail
  2. end
  3. extremity
  4. follower