نخامة

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ن خ م (n-ḵ-m)

Noun[edit]

نُخَامَة (nuḵāmaf

  1. slime, mucus, pituita
    • 7th century CE, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, 55:94:
      أَتَانَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَسْجِدِنَا هَذَا وَفِي يَدِهِ عُرْجُونُ ٱبْنِ طَابٍ فَرَأَى فِي قِبْلَةِ الْمَسْجِدِ نُخَامَةً فَحَكَّهَا بِالْعُرْجُونِ
      ʾatānā rasūlu l-lahi ṣallā llāhu ʿalayhi wasallama fī masjidinā haḏā wafī yadihi ʿurjūnu bni ṭābin faraʾā fī qiblati l-masjidi nuḵāmatan faḥakkahā bi-l-ʿurjūni
      Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) came to us in this mosque and he had in his hand the branch of an Ibn-Ṭāb date palm and he saw slime in the qibla of the mosque and he abraded it with the twig.

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References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “نخامة”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 257
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (2011), “نخامة”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 1255