لمع

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ل م ع(l-m-ʿ).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَمَعَ (lamaʿa) I, non-past يَلْمَعُ‎‎ (yalmaʿu)

  1. (intransitive) to beam, to shine
    اِعْلَمْ اِعْمَلْ وَٱلْمَعْ‎‎
    iʿlam iʿmal wal-maʿ
    study (have knowledge), perform [it], and shine!
  2. to beckon, to gesture
    Synonyms: أَشَارَ(ʾašāra), أَوْمَأَ(ʾawmaʾa)
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَمَّعَ (lammaʿa) II, non-past يُلَمِّعُ‎‎ (yulammiʿu)

  1. to make shiny or shinier
  2. to colorize colorfully, to make colorful
    Hyponym: لَوَّنَ(lawwana)
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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans, “لمع”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic[1], 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1979, →ISBN