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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֵם (emf (plural indefinite אימהות \ אִמָּהוֹת, singular construct אֵם־, masculine counterpart אָב) [pattern: קֵטֶל]

  1. (formal or dated) mother (one’s female parent)
  2. mother (as in "the mother of all battles")

DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *šim.

ConjunctionEdit

אִם (im)

  1. if, whether
    אם תצליחי או לא נהיה איתך.‎
    im tatslikhí o lo nihyé itákh.
    Whether you succeed or not we will be with [feminine] you.
  2. in case, if
    אִם אַתָּה רוֹצֶה, אֲנִי אוּכַל לָבוֹא מָחָר.‎
    im atá rotsé, aní ukhál lavó makhár.
    If you want, I can come tomorrow.
  3. or
Usage notesEdit
  • Unlike English if, future tense commonly occurs after אִם (im).