алем

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

It may be connected with Greek ἀδάμας (adámas, diamond), or come from Old French alemande[1]. Alternatively from Ottoman Turkish, from Arabic عَلَم(ʿalam, sign, token; symbol; banner).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǎlem/
  • Hyphenation: а‧лем

NounEdit

а̀лем m (Latin spelling àlem)

  1. jewel, gem
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish عالم(âlem) (Turkish alem), from Arabic عَالَم(ʿālam, world).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǎːlem/
  • Hyphenation: а‧лем

NounEdit

а́лем m (Latin spelling álem)

  1. world

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Petar Skok, Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Z., 1971, v. 1, p. 28, alem: mislim da se u alem može da sakriva grčka riječ adāmas »dijamant« ... Ali treba pomišljati i na to da se može raditi o istoj riječi alemande, koja dolazi u spomenutom starofrancuskom Pelerinage-M