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Etymology 1Edit

From the root ل ح م(l-ḥ-m), from Proto-Semitic *laḥm- (food, eatables; meat, bread), from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *laḥam- (food). Cognate with Aramaic לַחְמָא(laḥmā), Classical Syriac ܠܚܡܐ(laḥmā), Hebrew לֶחֶם(léḥem), Ugaritic 𐎍𐎈𐎎 (lḥm /laḥmu/), all meaning “food” or “bread”. The varying semantic developments are due to the differing agriculture and diets of the Arabian Peninsula and the Fertile Crescent.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /laħm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

لَحْم (laḥmm (collective, singulative لَحْمَة(laḥma), plural لُحُوم(luḥūm) or لِحَام(liḥām) or لِحْمَان(liḥmān) or لُحْمَان(luḥmān) or أَلْحُم(ʾalḥum))

  1. meat, flesh
  2. pulp
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Etymology 2Edit

From the root ل ح م(l-ḥ-m).

Pronunciation 1Edit

VerbEdit

لَحَمَ (laḥama) I, non-past يَلْحُمُ‎‎ (yalḥumu)

  1. to knit together, to close up
  2. to weld, to solder
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Pronunciation 2Edit

VerbEdit

لَحِمَ (laḥima) I, non-past يَلْحَمُ‎‎ (yalḥamu)

  1. to stick to, to adhere
  2. to be fleshy
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Pronunciation 3Edit

VerbEdit

لَحَّمَ (laḥḥama) II, non-past يُلَحِّمُ‎‎ (yulaḥḥimu)

  1. to weld, to solder
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ReferencesEdit

  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “لحم”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, pages 92–93
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “لحم”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen, page 912
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “لحم”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1147

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