ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ق و م(q-w-m). Compare Hebrew קָם(kam), Ge'ez ቆመ (ḳomä).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قَامَ (qāma) I, non-past يَقُومُ‎‎ (yaqūmu)

  1. to stand up (to rise from lying or sitting position); to get up
  2. to do, to undertake, to take upon oneself (بِ(bi))
    أَتَقُومُ بِتَمَارِينِ الرِّيَاضَةِ؟‎‎
    ʾataqūmu bitamārīni r-riyāḍati?
    Do you do (sport) exercises?

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowan, W. (1960). Arabic evidence for Proto-Semitic*/awa/and*/ō. Language, 60-62.
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “قوم”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Gulf ArabicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَامَ(qāma).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قام (gām) (non-past يقوم‎)

  1. to stand (up)
    Synonym: وقف(wigaf)
  2. to wake up
    Synonym: قعد(giʕad, gaʕad)
  3. used to form the present progressive.
    Synonyms: قاعد(gāʕid), قاع(gāʕ), قَعْ(gaʕ), قَعَ(gaʕa)
    رفيجتي كانت قام تتكلم بالوتس آب لمن انقطع الانترنت
    rfījti kānat gām titkallām bil-wats āb lamman ingiṭaʕ il-intarnat
    My friend was talking over WhatsApp when the internet got disconnected
  4. used to form the inchoative.
    قام يخورها!‎‎
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • Hussain Faisal (lyrics and music) (2017) , “أترحم عليهم”, in قصتي[1] (in Gulf Arabic), Bahrain: “...كام الماي ينشد عن ابو الماي [...The water began yearning for the man of (responsible for pouring) the water]”

Hijazi ArabicEdit

Root
ق و م

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَامَ(qāma).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قام (gām) (non-past يقوم(yigūm), form I)

  1. to wake
    Synonym: صحي
    متى حتقوم؟‎‎
    mita ḥatgūm?
    when will you wake up?
  2. to stand up
    Synonyms: وقف(wigif, wagaf), وَقَّف(waggaf)
  3. indicates a past tense
    Synonym: راح(rāḥ)
    قام جابها و جا
    gām jābaha u jā
    so he went and brought it and came

Moroccan ArabicEdit

Root
ق و م

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَامَ(qāma).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قام (qām) (non-past يقوم(yqūm), form I)

  1. to stand up
  2. used to form the inchoative

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit