Shawm vs Sawm - What's the difference?

shawm | sawm |


As nouns the difference between shawm and sawm

is that shawm is a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with conical wooden body 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).

shawm

English

(wikipedia shawm)

Noun

(en noun)
  • a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with conical wooden body
  • :* 1985': There are four flutes, a harp of twenty strings, a mournful '''shawm , and a number of drums of oxhide, some to be struck, others spanked. — Anthony Burgess, ''Kingdom of the Wicked
  • Synonyms

    * zurna

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    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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