See also: سمي, سمی, and شمي

Arabic edit

Root
س م و (s-m-w)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sam.maː/
  • (file)

Verb edit

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)

Conjugation edit

Related terms edit

Moroccan Arabic edit

Root
س م ي
2 terms

Etymology edit

From Arabic سَمَّى (sammā).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

سمى (samma) 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

Conjugation edit

    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 Arabic edit

Root
س م و
2 terms

Etymology edit

From Arabic سَمَّى (sammā).

Pronunciation edit

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

Verb edit

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

  1. to name, to call
    Synonym: لقّب (laʔʔab)
    هادي بالعربي منسمّيها علبة.
    hādi bil-ʕarabi minsammīha ʕolbe
    In Arabic we call this "ʕolbe" (a tin).
    هادا بتسمّيه كتير؟
    hāda bitsammī ktīr
    You call that a lot?

Conjugation edit

    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 Arabic edit

Verb edit

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