علم

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See also: غلمand ع ل م

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع ل م (ʿ-l-m).

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عَلِمَ (ʿalima) I, non-past يَعْلَمُ‎ (yaʿlamu)

  1. (transitive) to know, to have knowledge, to be cognizant, to be aware
  2. to be informed, to be familiar, to be acquainted
  3. to perceive, to discern, to find out, to learn
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عَلَّمَ (ʿallama) II, non-past يُعَلِّمُ‎ (yuʿallimu)

  1. (ditransitive) to teach, to instruct, to train, to educate
  2. (transitive) to designate, to mark, to earmark
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Etymology 3[edit]

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عِلْم (ʿilmm (plural عُلُوم (ʿulūm))

  1. verbal noun of عَلِمَ (ʿalima) (form I)
  2. knowledge, learning, lore
  3. cognition, acquaintance
  4. information
  5. perception, knowledge
  6. (plural عُلُوم (ʿulūm)) science
    • الْعُلُوم (al-ʿulūm) — the natural sciences
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Etymology 4[edit]

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عَلَم (ʿalamm (plural أَعْلَام (ʾaʿlām))

  1. sign, token, mark, badge
  2. harelip
  3. road sign, guidepost
  4. flag, banner
  5. authority, luminary, star, personage, distinguished man
  6. (grammar, linguistics) proper noun
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Etymology 5[edit]

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عٰلَم (ʿālamm

  1. Classical Arabic form of عَالَم (ʿālam)

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “علم”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عِلْم (ʿilm).

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علم ('elm) (plural علوم ('olum))

  1. science
  2. knowledge
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَلَم (ʿalam).

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علم ('alam) (plural علم‌ها ('alam-hâ))

  1. flag
  2. standard (flag)
  3. banner
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Urdu[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عِلْم (ʿilm).

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علم ('ilmm (Hindi spelling इल्म)

  1. knowledge, learning
  2. literature

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic عَلَم (ʿalam)

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علم ('alamm (Hindi spelling अलम)

  1. mark, sign, decoration
  2. spear
  3. (geometry) gnomon
  4. (grammar) proper noun