general, common, public = (‘aamm) عَامّ

Associated verbs: to be universal, general عَمّ (يَعُمّ) – عُمُوْمًا , to include, encompass s. عَمّ (يَعُمّ) – عَمّا


عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الله ، أَنّ النّبِيّ صَلّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلّمَ قَالَ : أَمْسِكُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيْكُمْ فِي الْبُيُوتِ عِنْدَ فَوْرَةِ الْعِشَاءِ الأُولَى ، فَإِنّ فِيْها تَعُمّ الْجِنّ On the authority of Jabir b. Abdullah, that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said, “Keep yourselves and your families at home at sunset (lit. the first nightfall), for in it the Jinn become widespread – Musnad Abd b. Humayd

اِسْبانِيا: اَلنّقاباتُ تَدْعُو لإِضْرابٍ عَامّ Spain: Unions call for a general strike – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

عَامّ is the active participle of the verb عَمّ to be universal, general, common. There is a saying in classical Arabic: عَمّ ثُؤَبَاءُ النّاعِسِ the yawning of the drowsy became common, used when something happens in one place, and then becomes widespread, such as often is the case when one person yawns, which shows how long the contagiousness of yawning has been observed!