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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 undertake, to take upon oneself (بِ (bi))
    تَقُومُ بِتَمَارِينِ الرِّيَاضَةِ؟‎
    taqūmu bitamārīni r-riyāḍati?
    Do you do (sport) exercises?
  3. to go to (إِلَى (ʾilā))
    شَعَرَ جُحَا بِلِصِّ فِي دَارِهِ لَيْلًا، فَقَامَ إِلَى خِزَانَةِ غُرْفَةِ النَّوْمِ وَاِخْتَبَأَ فِيهَا.‎
    šaʿara juḥā biliṣṣi fī dārihi laylan, faqāma ʾilā ḵizānati ḡurfati n-nawmi waḵtabaʾa fīhā.
    Juha sensed a thief in his house at night, so he went to the bedroom closet and hid in it.

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

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