Appendix:Proto-Semitic/ʾimm-

Proto-SemiticEdit

NounEdit

*ʾimm- or *ʾumm-

  1. mother

DescendantsEdit

  • Akkadian: 𒂼 B392ellst.png (ummu) [AMA]
  • Amharic: እማ(ዬ) (ʾəma(ye)) (ʾǝmā)
  • Arabic: أم ('umm)
  • Aramaic:
    Syriac: ܐܡܐ (’imā’)
    Hebrew: אמא (’imā’)
  • Epigraphic South Arabian: 𐩱𐩣 (ʾm)
    • Sabaean: mmʾ 𐩱𐩣𐩣 (ʾmm)
  • Ge'ez: እምም (ʾəməm) (ʾǝmm)
  • Hebrew: אֵם (em), אמא (imma)
  • Ugaritic: 𐎜𐎎 (ủm)

Borrowed derived termsEdit

  • imam < Arabic إمام (’imām, leader), from the primitive root ام (’ámma, to lead the way, to go), either directly from the same Proto-Semitic root *ʾmm- that have *ʾumm-, or directly from *ʾumm- < rounded from *ʾimm- ("mother")
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