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Offline mclinkin94

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What does the name "Adam" mean in Arabic?
« on: December 08, 2013, 01:28:41 PM »
We know that names have meanings: Like Muhammad means: "the praised one".

What does Adam mean in Arabic. I've been having a hard time getting it out of the lexicons.

In hebrew Adam means "man". What about Arabic? Is it simply non-Arabic and derived from the Hebrew?

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Re: What does the name "Adam" mean in Arabic?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:36:53 PM »
Adam means "man" in Turkish. Considering Turkish borrowed a lot of words from Arabic, i think it is the case in Arabic too.

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Re: What does the name "Adam" mean in Arabic?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 11:42:13 PM »
Adam means "man" in Turkish. Considering Turkish borrowed a lot of words from Arabic, i think it is the case in Arabic too.

It means "man" in Hebrew as well. I'm having a hard time finding the Arabic translation.

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Re: What does the name "Adam" mean in Arabic?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 06:06:55 AM »
AsalamuAlaikum,

Ive been looking the word up in Arabic-English dictionaries and not really getting much. Just getting Adam (Prophet) or Human.

Such as Hans Wehr writes:



However i read in Lanes Lexicon:



So Adam might have the same meaning as it does in Hebrew. As Arabic and Hebrew are sister languages.

And Allah Knows Best