Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Austrian unit of weight, formerly used in England for quicksilver. Young says it was 315 pounds avoirdupois; and Nelkenbrecher says the Styrian saum for steel is 250 Vienna pounds, being 309 pounds avoirdupois. Probably in Carniola the weight was greater. The saum was also a liquid measure in Switzerland, like the French somme, Italian soma; also a unit of tale, 22 pieces of cloth.
- n. Islam fasting; one of the five pillars of Islam
- n. In ecology, a herbaceous border found at the edge of a woodland patch. It is usually found below and farther out from the woodland than the woody shrub mantel and the tree canopy. (See R.T.T.Forman and Michel Godron. Landscape Ecology. 1986. pp. 108-109.)
- Arabic صوم (ṣawm, "fasting"). (Wiktionary)
“With a ring ding dong, they raise clasped hands and advance more steps to retire to the saum.”
“Mashalla very fascinating pictuters makes us want to have Ramadhan next month, Allhamdullilah Allahu Akbar im a muslim My Allah accept our saum and duas, Amen”
“Aflkmabit sane Bolgenius, tum quia ex eorum verbis probat saum amorem eoncupiscentis, tunr quia majorem cbaritatem nemo babett fuam Sit atmiuM luam fonat quit pro atmcU suis.”
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