Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʔimm-

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This Proto-Semitic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Semitic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔVm-/*ma(y)-, ultimately an onomatopoeic nursery word. Cognate with Egyptian mwt and Proto-Berber *maH.

Noun[edit]

*ʔimm- f

  1. mother

Coordinate terms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Akkadian: 𒂼 (ummu)
  • Amharic: እማዬ (ʾəmaye), እማ (ʾəma)
  • Arabic: أُمّ(ʾumm)
  • Aramaic:
    Classical Syriac: ܐܡܐ(ʾimmā)
    Jewish Aramaic: אִמָּא‎(ʾimmā)
  • Ge'ez: እም (ʾǝmm)
  • Hebrew: אֵם(ʾēm)
  • Old South Arabian: 𐩱𐩣(ʾm)
  • Ugaritic: 𐎜𐎎 (ủm)

References[edit]

  • Kogan, Leonid (2015) Genealogical Classification of Semitic. The Lexical Isoglosses, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN
  • Huehnergard, John (2019) , “Proto-Semitic”, in Huehnergard, John and Na'ama Pat-El, editors, The Semitic Languages, 2nd edition, Routledge, →ISBN