ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely related to or from a metathesis of Classical Syriac ܩܠܡܐܿ(qlmʾ), itself from Aramaic כלמה‎, from Akkadian 𒄴 (kalmatu, insect, bug); cognate to ك ل م(k-l-m) in the sense of biting.

NounEdit

قَمْل (qamlm (collective, singulative قَمْلَة‎ f (qamla))

  1. lice, louse

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

قُمَّل (qummalm (collective)

  1. lice, biting insects and vermin
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 7:133:
      فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلطُّوفَانَ وَٱلْجَرَادَ وَٱلْقُمَّلَ وَٱلضَّفَادِعَ وَٱلدَّمَ آيَاتٍ مُفَصَّلَاتٍ فَٱسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا مُجْرِمِينَ
      faʾarsalnā ʿalayhimu ṭ-ṭūfāna wal-jarāda wal-qummala waḍ-ḍafādiʿa wad-dama ʾāyātin mufaṣṣalātin fastakbarū wakānū qawman mujrimīna
      We caused to be sent upon them destruction abounding, locusts, lice, frogs, and the blood, as signs of proof discernibly clear, but they had considered themselves of greater importance and had been a people who caused wrongdoing to be encouraged.
  2. ticks, mites, small ants
  3. maggots, ringworm, weevils, parasites
  4. rot, decay

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Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَمْل(qaml).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قمل (qmalm (collective, singulative قملة‎ f (qamla), plural قملات(qamlāt))

  1. lice, louse