ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

دَمَّ (damma) I, non-past يَدُمُّ‎‎ (yadummu)

  1. to coat, to smear
  2. to paint, to daub, to dye, to tint
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دَمّ (dammm

  1. verbal noun of دَمَّ (damma) (form I)
  2. ointment, salve, unguent, liniment
  3. paint
  4. pigment, dye
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Semitic *dam-, from Proto-Afroasiatic *dam-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دَم (damm (dual دَمَانِ(damāni) or دَمَيَان(damayān) or دَمَوَانِ(damawāni), plural دِمَاء(dimāʾ))

  1. (uncountable) blood
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Maltese: demm
  • Moroccan Arabic: دم(damm)
  • Indonesian: dam (punishment)

Etymology 4Edit

Suggested by Hommel as inherited from a Proto-Semitic *dimm- (wild cat), but presumably borrowed from Ge'ez ድመት (dəmmat), because this is a Lockwort rare in literary Arabic and appears in the dialects only in northwest Yemen, whereas it overspreads all Ethiopian Semitic as the word for the cat; the compared Akkadian 𒁺𒈠𒈬 (du-ma-mu /dumāmu, tumāmu/, leopard) is considered probably a foreign borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دِمّ (dimmm (plural دِمَم(dimam), feminine دِمّة(dimma)) (now only Yemen)

  1. cat; wild cat
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2005) Arabische Dialektgeographie. Eine Einführung (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 78) (in German), Leiden: Brill, page 200
  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2010) Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte – Band I: Mensch, Natur, Fauna und Flora (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 100) (in German), Leiden: Brill, page 326–329
  • Hommel, Fritz (1879) Die Namen der Säugethiere bei den südsemitischen Völkern als Beiträge zur arabischen und äthiopischen Lexicographie, zur semitischen Kulturforschung und Sprachvergleichung und zur Geschichte der Mittelmeerfauna. Mit steter Berücksichtigung auch der assyrischen und hebräischen Thiernamen und geographischen und literaturgeschichtlichen Excursen[1] (in German), Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, pages 318–319
  • Landsberger, Benno (1931) , “Lexikalisches Archiv”, in Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete[2] (in German), volume 40, page 296 / Nr. 2
  • Landsberger, Benno (1934) Die Fauna des alten Mesopotamien nach der 14. Tafel der Serie ḪAR-RA = ḫubullu (Abhandlungen der philologisch-historischen Klasse der sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; XLII. Nr. VI)‎[3] (in German), Leipzig: Salomon Hirzel, pages 83–84
  • Nöldeke, Theodor (1910) Neue Beiträge zur semitischen Sprachwissenschaft[4] (in German), Straßburg: Karl J. Trübner, page 58
  • Soden, Wolfram von (1933) , “Der hymnisch-epische Dialekt des Akkadischen”, in Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete[5] (in German), volume 41, page 168 / Fn. 4

Etymology 5Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

دُمْ (dum) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular imperative active of دَامَ(dāma)
  2. second-person masculine singular active imperative of دَامَ(dāma)

LakiEdit

NounEdit

دم (dim)

  1. (anatomy) mouth

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دَم(dam).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /damː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

دم (dammm (plural دمايات(dmāyāt))

  1. blood

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Spoken form of دنب(donb); see there for etymology.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian دم
Iranian Persian
Tajik дум (dum)

دم (dom)

  1. tail
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Middle Persian [script needed] (dam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian دم
Iranian Persian
Tajik дам (dam)

دم (dam)

  1. breath
  2. steam
  3. moment

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Arabic دَم(dam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

دم (dam)

  1. (obsolete) blood
    Synonym: خون(xun)

UrduEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sanskrit दम (dama).

NounEdit

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. taming
  2. self-restraint
  3. self-control
  4. temperance

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian دم(dam).

NounEdit

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. breath
  2. puff
  3. whiff
  4. life, vitality
  5. energy, vigour
  6. moment, instant
  7. draught
  8. elasticity
  9. strength
  10. ambition
  11. pleasure

Etymology 3Edit

From Persian, from Sanskrit दम्भ (dambha).

NounEdit

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. deceit
  2. fraud
  3. trickery
  4. trick
  5. coaxing
  6. arrogance
  7. pride
  8. boasting

Etymology 4Edit

From Arabic دَم(dam).

NounEdit

دم (damm (Hindi spelling दम)

  1. blood

Etymology 5Edit

From Persian دم(dom).

NounEdit

دم (dumf (Hindi spelling दुम)

  1. tail
  2. end
  3. extremity
  4. follower