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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

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