عم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

عَمَّ (ʿamma) I, non-past يَعُمُّ‎ (yaʿummu)

  1. to be or become general
  2. to spread, to prevail
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

عَمَّ (ʿamma) I, non-past يَعُمُّ‎ (yaʿummu)

  1. to comprise, to include, to encompass, to pervade
  2. to extend, to stretch, to be diffused, to be prevailing
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عَمّ (ʿammm (plural أَعْمام (ʾaʿmām) or عُمُوم (ʿumūm))

  1. paternal uncle (brother of one's father)
  2. (informal) term of address to an older person
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

عَمِّ (ʿammi) (form II)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of عَمَّى (ʿammā)

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

عم (‎3ammm, pl أعمام ('a3maam)

  1. paternal uncle (brother of one's father)
  2. (informal) Term of address to an older person

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Particle[edit]

عم (ʿam)

  1. Used with a following imperfect verb to mark the present progressive tense.
    شو عم تعمل هونيك؟ — عم بشرب أهوه
    Šū ʿam taʿmil hawnēk? — ʿAm bišrab ʾahwi.
    What are you doing there? — I’m having coffee.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As in the example above, the verb is indicative when the prefix b- is followed by vowel, but subjunctive (without b-) when the prefix would be followed by a consonant.