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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ل م (ʿ-l-m).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَلِمَ (ʿalima) I, non-past يَعْلَمُ‎ (yaʿlamu)

  1. to know, to have knowledge, to be cognizant, to be aware
  2. to be informed, to be familiar, to be acquainted
  3. to perceive, to discern, to find out, to learn
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَلَّمَ (ʿallama) II, non-past يُعَلِّمُ‎ (yuʿallimu)

  1. (ditransitive) to teach, to instruct, to train, to educate
  2. (transitive) to designate, to mark, to earmark
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عِلْم (ʿilmm (plural عُلُوم (ʿulūm))

  1. verbal noun of عَلِمَ (ʿalima) (form I)
  2. knowledge, learning, lore
  3. cognition, acquaintance
  4. information
  5. perception, knowledge
  6. (plural عُلُوم (ʿulūm)) science
    • الْعُلُوم (al-ʿulūm) — the natural sciences
  7. ilm
DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عَلَم (ʿalamm (plural أَعْلَام (ʾaʿlām))

  1. sign, token, mark, badge
  2. harelip
  3. road sign, guidepost
  4. flag, banner
  5. authority, luminary, star, personage, distinguished man
DeclensionEdit

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Etymology 5Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عٰلَم (ʿālamm

  1. Classical Arabic form of عَالَم (ʿālam)

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “علم”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Arabic عِلْم (ʿilm).

NounEdit

علم ('elm) (plural علوم ('olum))

  1. science
  2. knowledge
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Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Arabic عَلَم (ʿalam).

NounEdit

علم ('alam) (plural علم‌ها ('alam-hâ))

  1. flag
  2. standard (flag)
  3. banner
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UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic عِلْم (ʿilm).

NounEdit

علم ('ilmm (Hindi spelling इल्म)

  1. knowledge, learning
  2. literature

NounEdit

علم ('alamm (Hindi spelling अलम)

  1. mark, sign, decoration
  2. spear
  3. (geometry) gnomon
  4. (grammar) proper noun