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See also: سمعand س م ع

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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ش م ع(š-m-ʿ) meaning "to spread or disperse", hence melting wax.

PronunciationEdit

  •  IPA(key): /ʃamʕ/, IPA(key): /ʃa.maʕ/
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NounEdit

شَمْع or شَمَع (šamʿ or šamaʿm (collective, singulative شَمْعَة(šamʿa) or شَمَعَة(šamaʿa), plural شُمُوع(šumūʿ))

  1. wax
  2. candles
  3. a thing one lights, a torch, lantern
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ش م ع(š-m-ʿ) in the sense of "to disperse or go away", "to be away from work", hence "to be at leisure".

VerbEdit

شَمَعَ (šamaʿa) I, non-past يَشْمَعُ‎‎ (yašmaʿu)

  1. to play, to sport, to game
  2. to joke or jest
  3. to be mirthful, to laugh
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Probably denominal.

VerbEdit

شَمَّعَ (šammaʿa) II, non-past يُشَمِّعُ‎‎ (yušammiʿu)

  1. to wax, to rub or smear with wax
  2. to make waterproof or wax-coated
ConjugationEdit

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PersianEdit

Dari Persian شمع
Iranian Persian شمع
Tajiki Persian шамъ (šamʾ)
 
شمع

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شمع‎.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

شمع (šam') (plural شمع‌ها(šam'-hâ))

  1. candle

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian شمع‎, from Arabic شمع‎.

NounEdit

شمع (śamaf (Hindi spelling शमा)

  1. candle