عام

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع و م(ʿ-w-m).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عَام (ʿāmm (plural أَعْوَام(ʾaʿwām))

  1. year
  2. a period of twelve lunar months; lunar year
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Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the active participle of عَمَّ(ʿamma, to be general, to be common, to prevail), from the root ع م م(ʿ-m-m).

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Adjective[edit]

عَامّ (ʿāmm) (feminine عَامَّة(ʿāmma), elative أَعَمّ(ʾaʿamm))

  1. public
  2. prevalent, universal
  3. general
    • 2019 April 9, “نسبة التصويت 62%..العرب يسجلون نسبة منخفضة [Voter turnout is 62%... Arabs register a lower turnout.]”, in Maan News[1]:
      بلغت نسبة التصويت العامة في إسرائيل حتى الساعة الثامنة 62% وهي اقل 2.6% عن عام 2015.‎‎
      Voter turnout for the general population of Israel as of 8:00 reached 62%, which is 2.6% less than in the year 2015.
  4. common, ordinary
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَامّ(ʿāmm)

Adjective[edit]

عام ('āmm) (Hindi spelling आम्म)

  1. common
  2. ordinary
  3. general
  4. universal

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