Arabic for fasting

Sawm
ﺻَﻮﻡ
fasting – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for fasting is pronounced Sawm and written ﺻَﻮﻡ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word fasting consists of the three Arabic letters Sad that is written ﺹ and pronounced S, waw that is written ﻭ and pronounced w och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in fasting

ﺻَﻮﻡ
ﺻـ
ـﻮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﻮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ـﻮ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
Sad
S
waw
w
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for fasting consists of: The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ﺻـ ) and pronounced S and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter waw that is written ﻭ ( here ـﻮ ) and pronounced w and is a part of the root of the word. The letter mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺻَﻮﻡ and pronounced Sawm.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
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The pattern for fasting

fa3l becomes Sawm

We have seen that the Arabic word for fasting is written ﺻَﻮﻡ and pronounced Sawm. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are S, w and m, the word becomes Sawm.
All Arabic words with the same pattern follow the same structure. If you know the pattern and root of a word, you can often guess its meaning. Learn more about Arabic word patterns

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