See also: امand آم

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

Verb 1Edit

أَمَّ (ʾamma) I, non-past يَؤُمُّ‎‎ (yaʾummu)

  1. to go, to repair (to a place)
    أم مدينة لندن‎‎
    to go to London
  2. to go to see
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Verb 2Edit

أَمَّ (ʾamma) I, non-past يَؤُمُّ‎‎ (yaʾummu)

  1. to lead the way, to lead by example
    أم الناس‎ — to lead the people
    1. to lead in prayer
ConjugationEdit

Verb 3Edit

أَمَّ (ʾamma) I, non-past يَؤُمُّ‎‎ (yaʾummu)

  1. to become a mother
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-, from the root ء م م(ʾ-m-m).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

أُمّ (ʾummf (dual أُمَّانِ(ʾummāni), plural أُمَّهَات(ʾummahāt) or أُمَّات(ʾummāt), masculine أَب(ʾab))

  1. mother
  2. origin
  3. source
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Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

أَمّ (ʾammm

  1. verbal noun of أَمَّ (ʾamma) (form I)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Univerbation of the interrogative particle أَ(ʾa) and the conjunction *ٱِم(*im). Compare إِمَّا(ʾimmā) for disjunction.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

أَمْ (ʾam)

  1. or …? (in double questions, the first part of which is preceded by أَ(ʾa))
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 21:109:
      فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ آذَنْتُكُمْ عَلَى سَوَاءٍ وَإِنْ أَدْرِي أَقَرِيبٌ أَم بَعِيدٌ مَّا تُوعَدُونَ
      fa-ʾin tawallaw fa-qul ʾāḏantukum ʿalā sawāʾin wa-ʾin ʾadrī ʾa-qarībun ʾam baʿīdun mmā tūʿadūna
      But if they turn away, then say, “I have announced to [all of] you equally. And I know not whether near or far is that which you are promised.”
    • 2017 November 4, “مستشار في حملة ترامب يعترف باجراء اتصالات مع مسؤولين روس”, in Al-Quds[1]:
      كان قد نفى او تجنب الاجابة في مقابلات سابقة مع الصحيفة حول ما اذا كان قد التقى مسؤولين روسا ام لا.‎‎
      He had denied or avoided answering in previous interviews with the paper regarding whether he had met Russian officials or not.

DescendantsEdit

  • Swahili: ama

ReferencesEdit

  • Tropper, Josef (2003) , “Sekundäres wortanlautendes Alif im Arabischen”, in Kogan, Leonid, editor, Studia Semitica (Orientalia: Papers of the Oriental Institute; III), Moscow, →ISBN, pages 201–202

Egyptian ArabicEdit

NounEdit

أمّ ('umm)

  1. mother