"My phone"

Translation:Simu yangu

August 8, 2018

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In Icelandic, sími is "telephone". It comes from síma ("cord, rope"). However, the English Wiktionary doesn't say anything about síma's origin.

Simu, on the other hand, comes from Persian سیم‎ (sim, “wire; silver”), from Ancient Greek ἄσημον (ásēmon, “silverware”), neutral form of ἄσημος (ásēmos, “pure, unmarked”), and is akin to Parthian hsym (hasēm, “silver”) and Bactrian σιμινο (simino, “made of silver, silverware”).

August 8, 2018
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