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Ḥ-M-D (Arabic: ح م د‎, Hebrew: ח מ ד‎) is the triconsonantal root of many Arabic and some Hebrew
Hebrew
words. Many of those words are used as names. The basic meaning expressed by the root is "to praise" in Arabic and "to desire" in Hebrew.[1][2]

Contents

1 Usage

1.1 Concepts 1.2 Names

2 See also 3 References

Usage[edit] Concepts[edit]

Hamd (Arabic) — "praise" — a song or poem in praise of Allah Hemda (Hebrew) — "desire, delight, beauty" Mahmad (Arabic) — "desire, desirable thing, pleasant thing, beloved, goodly, lovely, pleasant, desirable, precious ones, precious things, precious treasures, treasures, valuable" Mahmud (Arabic) — "desirable, precious thing, pleasant thing" Nehmad (Hebrew) — "nice, cute, pleasant, lovely"

Names[edit]

Ahmed — highly praised, Hamid — [the one] given praise Muhammad/ Mahmud — praiseworthy ‘Abd al- Hamid — servant of the Most Praised Hamoudi — ( Hebrew
Hebrew
colloquial name, lit. 'cutie') Hemed
Hemed
— a village in Gush Dan, Israel

See also[edit]

Semitic root

References[edit]

^ A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic
A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic
by Hans Wehr, edited by J. Milton Cowan, fourth edition, 1979 (ISBN 0-87950-003-4), p. 238 ^ A Concise Hebrew
Hebrew
and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament by William L. Holladay, 1971, p. 108

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Notable Semitic roots (cf. Wiktionary)

Ḥ-M-D Ḥ-R-M Ḥ-S-N K-B-D K-P-R K-T-B Q-D-Š R-Ḥ-M Š-L-M

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