طعام

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ط ع م(ṭ-ʿ-m). Cognate with Hebrew טַעַם(ṭāʿām).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tˤa.ʕaːm/
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Noun[edit]

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طَعَام (ṭaʿāmm (plural أَطْعِمَة(ʾaṭʿima))

  1. (countable, uncountable) food
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:259:
      قَالَ بَل لَّبِثْتَ مِائَةَ عَامٍ فَٱنْظُرْ إِلَى طَعَامِكَ وَشَرَابِكَ لَمْ يَتَسَنَّهْ
      qāla bal llabiṯta miʾata ʿāmin fa-nẓur ʾilā ṭaʿāmika wa-šarābika lam yatasannah
      He said, “Rather, you have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not changed with time.”
  2. (verbal noun) feeding
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 89:18:
      وَلَا تَحَاضُّونَ عَلَى طَعَامِ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ
      wa-lā taḥāḍḍūna ʿalā ṭaʿāmi l-miskīni
      And ye urge not on feeding the poor.
  3. (countable, uncountable, formerly Ḥijāz, al-Andalus, now South Tunisia) wheat
    Synonyms: قَمْح(qamḥ), حِنْطَة(ḥinṭa), بُرّ(burr), غَلَّة(ḡalla)
  4. (countable, uncountable, Ḥaḍramawt) grain, cereal

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Algerian Arabic: طعام(ṭʕām, couscous)
  • Maltese: tgħam (wheat)
  • Moroccan Arabic: طعام(ṭʕām, couscous)

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طَعَام(ṭaʿām, wheat, grain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

طعام (ṭʕāmm

  1. couscous
    Synonyms: سكسو(saksu, suksu), كسكسو(ksaksu, ksuksu)