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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Etymology 2[edit]

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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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  • IPA(key): /ʕilm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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. a mountain
    أَشْهَرُ مِنْ نَارٍ عَلَى عَلَم‎‎ ― ʾašharu min nārin ʿalā ʿalamvery famous (literally, “more famous than a fire on a mountain”)
  7. (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).

Noun[edit]

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