أم

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See also: امand 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)
    أم مدينَة لندن‎ — to go to London
  2. to go to see
  3. to lead the way, to lead by example
    أم الناس‎ — to 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 (dual أُمَّانِ(ʾummāni), 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]

Conjunction[edit]

أَمْ (ʾam)

  1. or ...? (in double questions, the first part of which may be preceded by أَ(ʾa))
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an (in Arabic), 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.”

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

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

أمّ ('umm)

  1. mother