Arabic for silence

Samt
ﺻَﻤﺖ
silence – masculine

The Arabic word for silence is pronounced Samt and written ﺻَﻤﺖ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word silence consists of three Arabic letters: Sad that is written and pronounced S, mim that is written and pronounced m and ta that is written and pronounced t. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in silence

ﺻَﻤﺖ
ﺻـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺖ
 
ﺻـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺖ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
 
Sad
S
mim
m
ta
t
 
 
The Arabic word for silence 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻤـ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺖ ) and pronounced t and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺻَﻤﺖ and pronounced Samt.
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 silence

fa3l becomes Samt

We have seen that the Arabic word for silence is written ﺻَﻤﺖ and pronounced Samt. 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, m and t, the word becomes Samt.
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

Words with the same pattern as silence