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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ل م(ʿ-l-m), related to the the verb عَلِمَ(ʿalima, to know). Related to Aramaic עָלְמָא(ʿāləmā), Hebrew עוֹלָם(ʿōlām).

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NounEdit

عَالَم (ʿālamm (plural عَالَمُون(ʿālamūn) or عَوَالِم(ʿawālim))

  1. world
  2. universe, cosmos
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Etymology 2Edit

Derived from the active participle of the verb عَلِمَ(ʿalima, to know), from the root ع ل م(ʿ-l-m).

NounEdit

عَالِم (ʿālimm (plural عَالِمُون(ʿālimūn) or عُلَمَاء(ʿulamāʾ), feminine عَالِمَة(ʿālima))

  1. scholar
  2. knowledgeable person
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PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic عَالَم(ʿālam).

NounEdit

Dari Persian عالم
Iranian Persian عالم
Tajiki Persian олам (olam)

عالم ('âlam)

  1. world
  2. universe

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic عَالِم(ʿālim).

AdjectiveEdit

Dari Persian عالم
Iranian Persian عالم
Tajiki Persian олим (olim)

عالم ('âlem)

  1. learned
  2. knowledgeable
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UrduEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic عَالَم(ʿālam).

NounEdit

عالم ('ālamm (Hindi spelling आलम)

  1. world
  2. universe
  3. mankind
  4. kingdom
  5. season
  6. state, condition
  7. age, period

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic عَالِم(ʿālim).

AdjectiveEdit

عالم ('ālim) (Hindi spelling आलिम)

  1. learned
  2. knowledgeable
  3. intelligent
  4. wise

NounEdit

عالم ('ālimm (Hindi spelling आलिम)

  1. doctor
  2. scientist

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