אם

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (formal or dated) mother (one’s female parent)
  2. mother (as in "the mother of all battles")

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to Arabic إِنْ ‎(ʾin).

Conjunction[edit]

אִם ‎(im)

  1. if, whether
    אם תצליחי או לא נהיה איתך.
    im tatslikhí o lo nihyé itákh.
    Whether you succeed or not we will be with [feminine] you.
  2. in case, if
    אִם אַתָּה רוֹצֶה, אֲנִי אוּכַל לָבוֹא מָחָר.
    im atá rotsé, ané ukhál lavó makhár.
    If you want, I can come tomorrow.
  3. or
Usage notes[edit]
  • Unlike English if, future tense commonly occurs after אִם ‎(im).