אם

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
א־מ־ם(ʾ-m-m)

From Proto-Semitic *ʔimm-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אֵם (emf (plural indefiniteאימהות / אִמָּהוֹתorאִמּוֹת⁩, singular constructאֵם־⁩, masculine counterpartאָב⁩) [pattern: ⁧קֵטֶל⁩]

  1. (formal or dated) mother (one’s female parent)
  2. mother, feminine originator or codifier (as in "the mother of all battles")
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šim.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

אִם (im)

  1. if, whether
    אם תצליחי או לא נהיה איתך.
    im tatslikhí o lo nihyé itákh.
    Whether you (f) succeed or not we will be with you.
  2. in case, if
    אִם אַתָּה רוֹצֶה, אֲנִי אוּכַל לָבוֹא מָחָר.
    im atá rotsé, aní 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).

References[edit]

  • אם” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language

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