See also: سمي‎, سمی, and شمي

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root س م و(s-m-w).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sam.maː/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

سَمَّى (sammā) II, non-past يُسَمِّي‎‎ (yusammī)

  1. (ditransitive) to name, to call, to designate, to denominate, to title, to entitle
    سَمَّى ٱبْنَهُ خَالِدًا / سَمَّى ٱبْنَهُ بِخَالِدٍ
    sammā bnahu ḵālidan / sammā bnahu bi-ḵālidin
    He named his son Khalid
  2. to nominate, to appoint
  3. to say بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ(bismi l-lahi, in the name of God)
    Synonym: بَسْمَلَ(basmala)

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit


Moroccan ArabicEdit

Root
س م ي

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَمَّى(sammā).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

سمى (samma) (form II, non-past يسمي(ysammi))

  1. (ditransitive) to name, to call, to designate, to denominate
    شنو سميتي ولدك؟‎‎
    šnu sammīti wuldek?
    How did you name your son?
    سمانا العيانين.‎‎
    sammāna l-ʕiyyānīn
    He called us weak.
  2. to title, to entitle
  3. to nominate, to appoint

ConjugationEdit

    Conjugation of سمى
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m سمّيت(sammīt) سمّيتي(sammīti) سمّى (samma) سمّينا(sammīna) سمّيتوا(sammītu) سمّاوا(sammāw)
f سمّات(sammāt)
non-past m نسمّي(nsammi) تسمّي(tsammi) يسمّي(ysammi) نسمّيوا(nsammīw) تسمّيوا(tsammīw) يسمّيوا(ysammīw)
f تسمّي(tsammi) تسمّي(tsammi)
imperative m سمّي(sammi) سمّيوا(sammīw)
f سمّي(sammi)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
س م و

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَمَّى(sammā).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sam.ma/, [ˈsam.ma]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

سمّى (samma) (form II, present بسمّي(bisammi))

  1. to name
    Synonym: لقّب(laʔʔab)

ConjugationEdit

    Conjugation of سمّى (samma)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m سمّيت (sammēt) سمّيت (sammēt) سمّى (samma) سمّينا (sammēna) سمّيتو (sammētu) سمّو (sammu)
f سمّيتي (sammēti) سمّت (sammat)
present m بسمّي (basammi) بتسمّي (bitsammi) بسمّي (bisammi) منسمّي (minsammi) بتسمّو (bitsammu) بسمّو (bisammu)
f بتسمّي (bitsammi) بتسمّي (bitsammi)
subjunctive m اسمّي (asammi) تسمّي (tsammi) يسمّي (ysammi) نسمّي (nsammi) تسمّو (tsammu) يسمّو (ysammu)
f تسمّي (tsammi) تسمّي (tsammi)
imperative m سمّي (sammi) سمّو (sammu)
f سمّي (sammi)

Tunisian ArabicEdit

VerbEdit

سمى (samma)

  1. (ditransitive) to name, to call, to designate, to denominate
    شسميت ولدك؟‎‎
    šsammīt wildik?
    How did you name your son?
  2. to title, to entitle
  3. to nominate, to appoint