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EtymologyEdit

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): /ˈsamaka/, [ˈsamaka]
  • (file)

NounEdit

سَمَكَة (samakaf (singulative, collective سَمَك(samak), plural سَمَاك(samāk) or أَسْماك(ʾasmāk))

  1. a fish

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