Arabic for sleep

nawm
ﻧَﻮﻡ
sleep – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for sleep is pronounced nawm and written ﻧَﻮﻡ.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word sleep

Important letters:
The root of the word sleep consists of the three Arabic letters nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n, 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.

Word related to sleep

All letters in sleep

ﻧَﻮﻡ
ﻧـ
ـﻮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﻮ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
nun
n
waw
w
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for sleep consists of: The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ﻧـ ) and pronounced n 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 ﻧَﻮﻡ and pronounced nawm.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
Learn how to write with Arabic letters

The pattern for sleep

fa3l becomes nawm

We have seen that the Arabic word for sleep is written ﻧَﻮﻡ and pronounced nawm. 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 n, w and m, the word becomes nawm.
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 sleep