Arabic تلميذ, Hebrew תלמוד

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Hello everyone

I would like to know whether the word tilmiidh (MSA for 'pupil') and the Hebrew word Talmud (Bible teaching and traditional commentary) come from the same semitic root.

Many thanks in advance for your kind replies.
  • fdb

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    French (France)
    tilmīdh is a loanword from Aramaic talmīdhā, which in turn is borrowed from Akkadian talmīdu ‘apprentice’. It is from the root l-m-d 'to adhere to something'.
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