Gawm vs Sawm - What's the difference?

gawm | sawm |


As nouns the difference between gawm and sawm

is that gawm is (foolish person) while sawm is (islam) fasting, abstention, abstinence; the third of the five pillars of islam (during the month of ramadan, muslims abstain from food, drink, gambling, and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset sawm is regulated by islamic jurisprudence contrary to popular non-islamic belief, its observance by muslims is not confined to the islamic holy month of ramadan).

As a verb gawm

is (lb) or gawm can be .

gawm

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • (foolish person).
  • * 1892 , The Awkward Squads'', in ''Littell's Living Age , volume 195, page 811:
  • "E-y-e-s front ! Och, luk in front av ye, for the love o' marcy, an' don't be bigger gawms than y'are." Again he took up his parade before the squad.
  • * 2002 , Joseph O'Conner, Star of the Sea , Vintage 2003, page 10:
  • The farmer would accuse his son of idleness; the son would retort that his father was a drunken gawm .
  • * 2013 , Flann O'Brien, O'Dea's Your Man'', in ''Collected Plays and Teleplays (ISBN 1564789888), page 417:
  • In twenty-wan years in this box I don't believe I've ever pulled down wan of those signal yokes without half-expecting a pint of stout to come out down below somewhere. And isn't it the right gawm I'd look if it did come.

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb)
  • * 1909 , Eugene Wood, The Merry Yule-Tide'', in ''The New England Magazine , page 438:
  • In just about a month to-morrow morning we'll crunch the candy into the rug at every step, and all we touch will be gawmed up and sticky.
  • * 1920 , The Monitor , page 13:
  • A nation cannot get anywhere if it has things gawmed up.
  • * 1905 , Charles Battell Loomis, Minerva's Manoeuvres: The Cheerful Facts , page 78:
  • "Might as well be dead as all gawmed up with that fly paper stuff."

    Etymology 3

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1885 , Mary Catherine Rowsell, Traitor Or Patriot?: A Tale of the Rye-house Plot , page 278:
  • "Ay, 'tis indeed," she went on, "and Mistress Ruth has eyes an' ears, an' uses 'em to better purpose than some folks I know" — and she threw a significant glance at her bewildered better half — "as can only stand gaffin' and gawmin' at a body."
  • * 1888 , W. R. Credland, A Farm in the Fens'', in the ''Papers of the Manchester Literary Club , volume 14, page 267:
  • “Now, yah ha done! and don't be gawming there, yah soft-headed chawbacon. Go hoam to yar mother!”
  • * 1897 , J. Carmichael, Man and Beast'', in the ''Monthly Packet , page 392:
  • ‘There, be off with you! how can I figure with you standin' gawmin' at me there like a stuck pig with an orange in its mouth!’
  • * 1897 , James Prior, Ripple and Flood: A Novel , page 368:
  • "What does he want," she said, "gawmin' at me as if a wor a wild beast show?"

    sawm

    Alternative forms

    * saum

    Noun

  • (Islam) fasting, abstention, abstinence; the third of the five pillars of Islam (during the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, gambling, and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Sawm is regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. Contrary to popular non-Islamic belief, its observance by Muslims is not confined to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.)
  • See also

    * Lent * Yom Kippur

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