عالم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع ل م (ʿ-l-m), related to the the verb عَلِمَ (ʿalima, to know).

Noun[edit]

عَالَم (ʿālamm (plural عَالَمُون (ʿālamūn) or عَوَالِم (ʿawālim))

  1. world
  2. universe, cosmos
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Etymology 2[edit]

Present participle of the verb عَلِمَ (ʿalima, to know).

Noun[edit]

عَالِم (ʿālimm (plural عَالِمُون (ʿālimūn) or عُلَمَاء (ʿulamāʾ))

  1. scholar
  2. knowledgeable person
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Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عَالَم (ʿālam).

Noun[edit]

Dari عالم
Iranian Persian عالم
Tajik олам (olam)

عالم ('âlam)

  1. world
  2. universe

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic عَالِم (ʿālim).

Adjective[edit]

Dari عالم
Iranian Persian عالم
Tajik олим (olim)

عالم ('âlem)

  1. learned
  2. knowledgeable
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Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عَالَم (ʿālam).

Noun[edit]

عالم ('ālamm (Hindi spelling आलम)

  1. world
  2. universe
  3. mankind
  4. kingdom
  5. season
  6. state, condition
  7. age, period

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic عَالِم (ʿālim).

Adjective[edit]

عالم ('ālim) — Hindi spelling: आलिम (ālim)

  1. learned
  2. knowledgeable
  3. intelligent
  4. wise

Noun[edit]

عالم ('ālimm (Hindi spelling आलिम)

  1. doctor
  2. scientist

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