يم

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See also: یم‎, بم‎, تم‎, ثم, and نم

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Northwest Semitic language, most probably Aramaic ימא(yammāʾ) or Hebrew יָם(yām).

Noun[edit]

يَمّ (yammm (plural يُمُوم(yumūm))

  1. open sea
    Synonym: بَحْر(baḥr)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Beja: yam
  • Persian: یم(yam)

References[edit]

  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 231
  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 293
  • Kogan, Leonid (2011) , “Proto-Semitic Lexicon”, in Weninger, Stefan, editor, The Semitic Languages. An International Handbook (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft – Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; 36), Berlin: De Gruyter, →ISBN, page 191
  • Siddiqi, Abdussattar (1919) Studien über die Persischen Fremdwörter im klassischen Arabisch (in German), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, page 13

Beja[edit]

Noun[edit]

يَم (yam)

  1. Arabic spelling of yam

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَنْب(janb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

يم (yəm)

  1. beside
    وين صاير بيتكم؟
    يم الجمعية.
    ‎‎
    – wen 9ayɪr betkʊm?
    yəm ɪl-jəm3iyə.
    – Where is your house located at?
    Beside the supermarket.

Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

يم (yëm) (simple past وم‎)

  1. (I) am.