See also: آسم‎, أسم, and أشم

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *šim-, from Proto-Afroasiatic *sim- (name). Leveled in Arabic to the roots و س م(w-s-m) and س م و(s-m-w).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

اِسْم (ismm (plural أَسْمَاء(ʾasmāʾ) or أَسَامٍ(ʾasāmin))

  1. name
    مَا ٱسْمُكَ؟‎‎ ― smuka?What is your name?
    بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ‎ ― bismi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmiin the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
    بِسْمِ ٱلْآبِ وَٱلِٱبْنِ وَٱلرُّوحِ ٱلْقُدُسِ‎ ― bismi l-ʾābi wal-ibni war-rūḥi l-qudusiIn the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
  2. appellation
  3. reputation, prestige
  4. (grammar) noun (a category above, including pronouns and substantives like adjectives and participles, see the derived terms to get a picture of the usage)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Cypriot Arabic: اسم(ism)
  • Hijazi Arabic: اسم(isim)
  • Maltese: isem
  • Moroccan Arabic: اسم(ism)
  • Tunisian Arabic: اسم(ism)
  • Azerbaijani: ایسیم, isim (or via Persian)
  • Bashkir: исем (isem)
  • Kazakh: есім (esim)
  • Malay: اسم, isim
  • Classical Persian: اسم(ism) (see there for further descendants)
  • Swahili: isimu

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

اُسْمُ (usmu) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of سَمَا(samā)

Further readingEdit

  • Freytag, Georg (1833), “اسم”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, pages 359–360
  • Carter, Michael George (2017), “The Seven Deadly Sins of Arabic Studies”, in Manuel Sartori, Manuela E. B. Giolfo, Philippe Cassuto, editors, Approaches to the History and Dialectology of Arabic in Honor of Pierre Larcher (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics; 88), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 519–521
  • Kasher, Almog (1 October 2009), “Term Ism in Medieval Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Hyponym of Itself”, in Journal of Semitic Studies[1], Oxford Academix, retrieved 26 October 2018
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “سم”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

AzerbaijaniEdit

NounEdit

اسم (ism) (definite accusative اسمی‎, plural اسملر‎)

  1. Alternative spelling of ایسیم

Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

اسم (isimm (plural أسماء(ʔasmāʔ))

  1. name

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

اسم (plural اسم-اسم or اسم۲‎, informal 1st possessive اسمکو‎, 2nd possessive اسممو‎, 3rd possessive اسمڽ‎)

  1. Jawi spelling of isim

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism).

NounEdit

اسم (ism, isim) (plural اسملر‎)

  1. name
  2. (grammar) noun

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit


PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari اسم
Iranian Persian
Tajik исм (ism)

اسم (esm) (plural اسم‌ها(esm-hâ) or اسامی(asâmi) or اَسْماء(asmâ(')))

  1. name
    Synonym: نام(nâm)
  2. appellation
    Synonym: نامیده(nâmideh)
  3. (grammar) noun
    Hyponym: اسم خاص

DescendantsEdit


South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
و س م

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔism/, [ˈʔɪ.s(ɪ)m]
  • IPA(key): /ʔusm/, [ˈʔʊ.s(ʊ)m]
  • (file)

NounEdit

اسم (ʔism, ʔusmm (plural أسامي(ʔasāmi))

  1. name
    اسم العيلة‎‎ ― ʔism il-ʕēlesurname, family name
    (file)
    اسم الشخص‎‎ ― ʔism iš-šaḵṣfirst name
    (file)
    شو اسمك؟‎‎ (to a male)šu ʔismak?What's your name?
    شو اسمك؟‎‎ (to a female)šu ʔismek?What's your name?
    شو الاسم الكريم؟‎‎ ― šu l-ʔism il-karīm?What's your noble name?
  2. noun

Tunisian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِسْم(ism).

NounEdit

اسم (ʔismm

  1. name
    شسمك ؟‎‎
    šismik
    What's your name?
  2. noun
  3. title
    ما ختارش اسم باهي لكتابه
    mā ḵtāriš ʔism bāhi liktābu
    He didn't choose a good title for his book
  4. first name

UrduEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Classical Persian اسم(ism), from Arabic اِسْم(ism), from Proto-Semitic *šim-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

اِسْم (ismm (Hindi spelling इस्म)

  1. name, appellation, designation
  2. (grammar) noun, substantive
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit असम (asama).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

اسم (asam) (Hindi spelling असम)

  1. unequal
  2. uneven
  3. dissimilar
  4. unusual

Further readingEdit

  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad (1971), “اسم”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary‎, Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co.