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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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