Hawm vs Sawm - What's the difference?

hawm | sawm |


As nouns the difference between hawm and sawm

is that hawm is (straw) 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 hawm

is (uk|dialect) to lounge; to loiter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hawm

English

Etymology 1

Uncertain.

Verb

(en verb)
  • (UK, dialect) To lounge; to loiter.
  • (Tennyson)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (straw)
  • (Webster 1913)

    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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