Appendix:Proto-Semitic/ʾimm-

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This entry contains Proto-Semitic reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Semitic[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ʾimm- or *ʾumm-

  1. mother

Descendants[edit]

Borrowed derived terms[edit]

  • imam < Arabic إمام (’imām, leader), from the primitive root ام (’ámma, to lead the way, to go), either directly from the same Proto-Semitic root *ʾmm- that have *ʾumm-, or directly from *ʾumm- < rounded from *ʾimm- ("mother")