Arabic for science

3ilm
ﻋِﻠﻢ
science – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for science is pronounced 3ilm and written ﻋِﻠﻢ.

The Arabic word word for science can also be conjugated:

3uluum
ﻋُﻠُﻮﻡ
science – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word science

Important letters:
The root of the word science consists of the three Arabic letters ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3, lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to science

All letters in science

ﻋِﻠﻢ
ﻋـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
ayn
3
lam
l
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for science consists of: The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ﻋـ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l and is a part of the root of the word. The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻋِﻠﻢ and pronounced 3ilm.
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 science

fi3l becomes 3ilm

We have seen that the Arabic word for science is written ﻋِﻠﻢ and pronounced 3ilm. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3l and the root letters are 3, l and m, the word becomes 3ilm.
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 science