אם

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-

Noun[edit]

אֵם (emf (plural indefinite form אימהות \ אִמָּהוֹת, singular construct form אֵם; masculine counterpart אָב)

  1. mother (one’s female parent)
    • Exodus 2:8, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַתֵּלֶךְ הָעַלְמָה וַתִּקְרָא אֶת אֵם הַיָּלֶד
      And the maid went and called the child's mother.
  2. mother (as in "the mother of all battles")

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to Arabic إِنْ (ʾin).

Conjunction[edit]

אִם (im)

  1. if, whether
  2. in case, if
    אִם אַתָּה רוֹצֶה, אֲנִי אוּכַל לָבוֹא מָחָר.
    Im ata rotse, ani ukhal lavo makhar.
    If you want, I can come tomorrow.
  3. or