- to be or become general
- to spread, to prevail
- to comprise, to include, to encompass, to pervade
- to extend, to stretch, to be diffused, to be prevailing
noun: عَمّ 〈ʿam̃〉
- paternal uncle
- (informal) term of address to an older person
- (Levantine) Marks the present progressive tense. exampleشُو عَم بِيصِير؟ 〈sẖū ʿam bīṣīr?〉 What is happening?