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Quran Dictionary - ع م م


The triliteral root ʿayn mīm mīm (ع م م) occurs five times in the Quran, in two derived forms:

  • twice as the noun ʿamm (عَمّ)
  • three times as the noun ʿammāt (عَمَّٰت)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.


(24:61:34) aʿmāmikum(of) your paternal uncles أَوْ بُيُوتِ إِخْوَانِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَخَوَاتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَعْمَامِكُمْ
(33:50:18) ʿammika(of) your paternal uncles وَمَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ مِمَّا أَفَاءَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ وَبَنَاتِ عَمِّكَ


(4:23:6) waʿammātukumand your father's sisters حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمْ أُمَّهَاتُكُمْ وَبَنَاتُكُمْ وَأَخَوَاتُكُمْ وَعَمَّاتُكُمْ
(24:61:37) ʿammātikum(of) your paternal aunts أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَعْمَامِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ عَمَّاتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَخْوَالِكُمْ
(33:50:20) ʿammātika(of) your paternal aunts وَبَنَاتِ عَمِّكَ وَبَنَاتِ عَمَّاتِكَ

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