كم

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

كَمْ (kam)

  1. how many
    كَمْ كِتَابًا تُرِيدُ أَنْ تَشْتَرِيَ؟‎‎
    kam kitāban turīdu ʾan taštariya?
    How many books do you want to buy?
  2. how much

Etymology 2[edit]

Artificial formation from the word above.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَمّ (kammm

  1. quantity, multitude
    اَلْعِبْرَةُ بِٱلْكَيْفِ لَا بِٱلْكَمِّ
    al-ʿibratu bi-l-kayfi lā bi-l-kammi
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (physics) quantum
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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ـكُمْ (-kumm pl (enclitic form of أَنْتُم(ʾantum))

  1. you, your (masculine plural) (bound object pronoun)
    السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ as-salāmu ʿalaykum — "peace be upon you"

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare ب ك م(b-k-m).

Verb[edit]

كَمَّ (kamma) I, non-past يَكُمُّ‎‎ (yakummu)

  1. to cover up, to close up by enveloping, to muzzle
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Noun[edit]

كِمّ (kimmm (plural أَكْمَام(ʾakmām) or أَكِمَّة(ʾakimma) or كِمَام(kimām) or أَكَامِيم(ʾakāmīm))

  1. calyx of a flower, the envelope or spathe of a palm-tree or the like
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Persian: کما(kamâ, kimâ, kumâ, mace, the envelope of nutmeg)

Noun[edit]

كُمّ (kummm (plural أَكْمَام(ʾakmām) or كِمَمَة(kimama))

  1. sleeve of a garment
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: چَم(čam)
  • Persian: کما(kamâ)

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كُمّ(kumm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كم (kummm (plural كمام(kmām))

  1. sleeve (part of a garment that covers the arm)