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AramaicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic, cognate with Hebrew שמע, Akkadian 𒄑𒌇 (šemû), Arabic سَمِعَ (samiʿa), Ge'ez ሰምዐ (sämʿä), Amharic ሰማ (säma), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎓 (šmʿ).

VerbEdit

שְׁמַע (šᵊmaʿ)

  1. to hear

HebrewEdit

Root
שׁ־מ־ע

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Semitic. Compare Akkadian 𒄑𒌇 (šemû), Arabic سَمِعَ (samiʿa), Aramaic שמע, Ge'ez ሰምዐ (sämʿä), Amharic ሰማ (säma), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎓 (šmʿ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

שֵׁמַע (shéma'm (plural indefinite שמעים, singular construct שמע־, plural construct שמעי־) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. audio

VerbEdit

שָׁמַע (shamá') (pa'al construction, passive counterpart נִשְׁמַע)

  1. to hear
  2. to listen

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Proper nounEdit

שְׁמַע (sh'má')

  1. the Shema
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Berachot 1:1:
      מאימתי קורין את שמע בערבית
      me'eimatái kor[']ín 'et sh'má' b'ar'vít
      From what time do we recite the Shema in the evening?

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