سمك

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the root س م ك (s-m-k), meaning “to be elevated or lofty”, “to be supported or held up”, “to sustain”; hence the meaning of “a source of sustenance”, “a mainstay or staple-food”. Cognate with Hebrew סָמַך (samak, to lean, lay, rest, support) attested in the Bible with the similar semantic sense “to sustain” or “to nourish”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

سَمَك (samakm (collective, singulative سَمَكَة (samaka), plural أَسْماك (ʾasmāk))

  1. fish
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the root س م ك (s-m-k) in the sense of "to nourish", "to make well-fed", "to fatten up livestock".

Verb[edit]

سَمَّكَ (sammaka) II, non-past يُسَمِّكُ‎ (yusammiku)

  1. to thicken
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Noun[edit]

سُمْك (sumkm

  1. thickness
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Etymology 3[edit]

From the root س م ك (s-m-k), in the sense of "to be elevated or lofty", "to be supported or held up".

Noun[edit]

سَمْك (samkm

  1. roof, ceiling
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