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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root س م ك(s-m-k), meaning “to be elevated or lofty”, “to be supported or held up”, “to sustain”; hence the meaning of “a source of sustenance”, “a mainstay or staple-food”. Cognate with Hebrew סָמַך(samak, to lean, lay, rest, support) attested in the Bible with the similar semantic sense “to sustain” or “to nourish”.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sa.mak/
  • (file)

NounEdit

سَمَك (samakm (collective, singulative سَمَكَة(samaka), plural أَسْماك(ʾasmāk))

  1. fish
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Etymology 2Edit

From the root س م ك(s-m-k) in the sense of "to nourish", "to make well-fed", "to fatten up livestock".

VerbEdit

سَمَّكَ (sammaka) II, non-past يُسَمِّكُ‎‎ (yusammiku)

  1. to thicken
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NounEdit

سُمْك (sumkm

  1. thickness
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Etymology 3Edit

From the root س م ك(s-m-k), in the sense of "to be elevated or lofty", "to be supported or held up".

NounEdit

سَمْك (samkm

  1. roof, ceiling
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