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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *(ʔa-)dVm(Vy)-
Meaning: earth (including inhabited and non-inhabited area, cultivated ground/field and uncultivated ground/desert)
Semitic: *daym(-ūm)- ~ *damdam- ~ *ʔadam(-at)- 'all (inhabited, arable) land, earth, area'
Berber: *dVmna 'cultivated land'
Egyptian: *dmy 'town, quarter, abode, vicinity'
Western Chadic: *dVm- 'place'
Central Chadic: */wu/dam- 'field' 1, 'village'2, 'place' 3
East Chadic: *dVHVm- 'meadow; field; bush'
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *widVm- 'uncultivated land, desert'
Low East Cushitic: *w/ʔVdVm- 'desert'
High East Cushitic: *wudmaʔ- 'desert'
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Semitic etymology :

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Number: 1986
Proto-Semitic: *daym(-ūm)- ~ *damdam- ~ *ʔadam(-at)-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'all (inhabited, arable) land, earth, area'
Akkadian: (OB on) dadmū pl. tant. 'the inhabited world (settlements and inhabitants)' [CAD d 18]; 'Ortschaften, Wohnstätten' [AHw 149] (<*damdam-); cf. dimatu 'tower'
Ugaritic: dm-t 'borough'; (?) udm NL 'ciudad mítica del rey pbl' DLU, 9
Phoenician: (Punic) ʔdmt 'terra, país' [Estañol 60]
Hebrew: ʔădāmā 'earth, arable ground with water and plants' [KB 15]; also ʔādām 'ground', ʕēn ʔ. 'surface of the earth' [ibid. 14-15] (in: Zech 9:1, Jr 32:20, etc.)
Judaic Aramaic: ʔadamtā 'earth' [Ja 17]
Syrian Aramaic: ʔadamtā 'terra; pulvis; amylum' [Brock 6]
Arabic: daymūm-, daymūmat- 'vaste déserte sans eau' [BK 1 729]; ʔadīm- 'terre; tout l'espace du ciel et de la terre que l'oeil peut embrasser' [BK 1 19], ʔīdāmat- 'sol dur, sans pierres ni cailloux; surface de la terre' [ibid. 20]
Geʕez (Ethiopian): ʔadyām 'area, region, outskirts, environs borders, limits, bordering cities, confines, district, province' [LGz 146]
Notes: Other Ethio-Semitic forms like Amharic awdǝmma, wǝdma, Argobba wǝdǝmma 'threshing field, deserted place' [LHar 19], Harari udma 'forest, uncultivated field', Selti Wolane wǝdmä 'plain, field, meadow, open space, uncultivated field, threshing field' [LGur 643], Endegeñ udumä, Goggot wǝdǝmma/ä do. [ibid.] are all likely Cushitisms. Akk. (Old Babylonian) adamātu (adumātu) pl. tantum 'dark red earth (used as a dye)' [CAD a1 94] (possibly derived from or contaminated with *ʔdm 'to be red').
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Berber etymology :

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Proto-Berber: *dVmna
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'cultivated land'
Nefusa: dǝmna 'espaces cultivables entre les ksours et les boîs d'oliviers' Lao. Siwa, 211
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Egyptian etymology :

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Old Egyptian: dmy (pyr)
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'town'
Demotic: dmy
Coptic: *tmi
Coptic meaning: 'village'
Bohairic: tmi
Sahidic: tme
Notes: Copt shows that Eg -y continues a suffix.
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West Chadic etymology :

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Proto-WChadic: *dam-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'place'
Tangale: tɔm
Notes: Cf. AA 1478
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Central Chadic etymology :

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Proto-CChadic: */wu/dam-
Meaning: 'field' 1, 'village'2, 'place' 3
Tera: dàm 1 [Nm]
Ngwaxi: dàma 3 [Kr N 264]
Gude: wúdam 2 [Hs]
Musgu: dam-dam [Lk: 48] ???
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East Chadic etymology :

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Proto-EChadic: *dVHVm-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'field'
Mokilko: dòòmé {JMkk]
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Central Cushitic (Agaw) etymology :

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Proto-Agaw: *widVm-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'desert' 1, 'uncultivated land, pasture' 2
Qemant: wĭdĭmā 1 Con Ros 264
Awiya (Aungi): wudani LGur 643
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Low East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-Low East Cushitic: *w/ʔVdVm-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'desert'
Oromo (Galla): uduma LGur 643
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High East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-High East Cushitic: *ʔud(V)m
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'desert'
Kambatta: udmaʔa
Notes: A derivational and semantic variant of the original HS stem?
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