شمام

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EtymologyEdit

Formed as a characteristic adjective from the root ش م م(š-m-m) related to smell.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

شَمَّام (šammāmm (collective, singulative شَمَّامَة‎ f (šammāma))

  1. apple melon (Cucumis melo var. dudaim) (originally, in Classical Arabic)
  2. cantaloupe (Cucumis melo var. cantalupo syn. Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Armenian: շամամ (šamam)
  • Persian: شمام(šammâm)
  • Tigrinya: ሸማም (šämam)

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 514