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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀρτέμων (artémōn). Also found as Classical Syriac ܐܰܪܛܶܡܘܿܢܳܐ(arṭemōnā) and Latin artemōn.

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NounEdit

أَرْدَمُون (ʾardamūnm (obsolete)

  1. foresail at the mizzenmast
    • a. 608, by زُهَيْرُ بْنُ أَبِي سُلْمَى (zuhayru bnu ʾabī sulmā)
      إِذَا تَرَامَت بِهَا الدَيْمُومَةُ الْجَدَدُ / عَوْمَ الْقَوَادِسِ قَفَّى الْأَرْدَمُونَ بِهَا / إِذَا تَرَامَى بِهَا الْمُغْلَوْلِبُ الزَبِدُ / بِفِتْيَةٍ كَسُيُوفِ الْهِنْدِ يَبْعَثُهُم
      ʾiḏā tarāmat bi-hā d-daymūmatu l-jadadu / ʿawma l-qawādisi qaffā l-ʾardamūna bi-hā / ʾiḏā tarāmā bi-hā l-muḡlawlibu z-zabidu / bi-fityatin ka-suyūfi l-hindi yabʿaṯu-hum
      When the wasteland of the hard soil was reached / by floating in the barges, they put up behind them the foresail / And when the luxuriance of foam / hit the young men, it sent them forth like Indian swords.

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