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 لندنto go to London
  2. to go to see
  3. to lead the way, to lead by example
    أم 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 (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, 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