أم

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See also: ام and آم

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

أَمَّ (ʾamma) I, non-past يَؤُمُّ‎ (yaʾummu)

  1. to go, to repair (to a place)
    ام مدينَة لندنto go to London
  2. to go to see
  3. to lead the way, to lead by example
    ام الناسto lead the people
    1. to lead in prayer
  4. to become a mother

Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-, from the root ء م م (ʾ-m-m).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

أُمّ (ʾummf (plural أُمَّهَات (ʾummahāt) or أُمَّات (ʾummāt), masculine أَب (ʾab))

  1. mother
  2. origin
  3. source
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

أَمّ (ʾammm

  1. verbal noun of أَمَّ (ʾamma) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

أَمْ (ʾam)

  1. or ...? (in double questions, the first part of which may be preceded by أَ (ʾa), هَل (hal), مَا إِذَا (mā ʾiḏā) etc.)
    • Qur'an 21:109
      فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ آذَنتُكُمْ عَلَىٰ سَوَاءٍ ۖ وَإِنْ أَدْرِي أَقَرِيبٌ أَم بَعِيدٌ مَّا تُوعَدُونَ
      But if they turn away, then say, “I have announced to [all of] you equally. And I know not whether near or far is that which you are promised.”
    • 2017 November 4, “مستشار في حملة ترامب يعترف باجراء اتصالات مع مسؤولين روس”, in Al-Quds[1]:
      كان قد نفى او تجنب الاجابة في مقابلات سابقة مع الصحيفة حول ما اذا كان قد التقى مسؤولين روسا ام لا.‏
      He had denied or avoided answering in previous interviews with the paper regarding whether he had met Russian officials or not.

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “أم”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

أمّ ('umm)

  1. mother