sellum

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Chinese Pidgin English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sell.

Verb[edit]

sellum

  1. sell
    • 1862, T‘ong Ting-Kü, Ying Ü Tsap T’sün, or The Chinese and English Instructor, volume 6, Canton:
      孖結哪吉些林
      Maa1 git3 no5 gat1 se1 lam4.
      There is none in the market.
      (literally, “Market no got sellum.”)

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant of Arabic سُلَّم(sullam). Cognate with Moroccan Arabic سلوم(sallūm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sellum m (plural slielem)

  1. ladder