, (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. عَمُ3َ, (Ṣ, Mṣb,) inf. n. عُمُومٌ, (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ,) i. q. شَمِلَ الجَمَاعَةَ [i. e. It was, or became, common, or general, or universal; or generally, or universally, comprehensive: it included the common, or general, or whole, aggregate, assemblage, bulk, mass, or extent, within its compass; or within the compass of its relation or relations, its effect or effects, its operation or operations, its influence, or the like]: said of a thing: (Ṣ, Ḳ:) of rain, &c.: (Mṣb:) عُمُومٌ signifies the including, or comprehending, [the generality, or] all: (PṢ:) and the happening, or occurring, to [the generality, or] all. (KL.) عَمَّ ثُؤَبَآءُ النَّاعِسِ [The yawning of the drowsy became common, or general, or universal,] is a prov., applied to the case of an event that happens in a town, or country, and then extends from it to the other towns, or countries. (TA.)―
It is also trans. [signifying He, or it, included, comprehended, or embraced, persons, or things, in common, in general, or universally, within the compass of his action, or influence, &c., or within the compass of its relation or relations, its effect or effects, its operation or operations, its influence, or the like]: and when trans., its inf. n. is عَمٌّ. (TḲ.) One says, عَمَّ المَطَرُ الأَرْضَ [The rain included the general, or the whole, extent of the land within the compass of its fall]. (The Lexicons passim.) And عَمَّهُمْ بِالعَطِيَّةِ [He included them in common, in general, or universally, within the compass of the gift; or gave to them in common, in general, or universally]. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) And عَمَّ فِى دُعَائِهِ وَخَصَّ [He included, or comprehended, persons or things in common, or in general, in his prayer or supplication &c., and particularized, or specified, some person or thing, or some persons or things]. (Ṣ voce خَلَّ.) And عَمَّهُمُ المَرَضُ [The disease was, or became, common, or general, or universal, among them]. (The Lexicons passim.)
عَمَّ also signifies He, or it, made long, or tall:―
and He, or it, was, or became, long, or tall. (IAạr, TA.)
[And He became a paternal uncle (صَارَ عَمًّا).] One says, مَا كُنْتُ عَمًّا وَلَقَدْ عَمِمْتُ [I was not a paternal uncle, and now I have become a paternal uncle]: (so in my copies of the Ṣ:) or مَا كُنْتَ عَمًّا وَلَقَدْ عَمِمْتَ or عَمَمْتَ [Thou wast not &c.]: (so accord. to different copies of the Ḳ: the former accord. to the TḲ [agreeably with my copies of the Ṣ; and this I believe to be the right reading, or at least preferable; like أَمِمْتُ]:) inf. n. عُمُومَةٌ; (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ;) like خُؤُولَةٌ [and أُمُومَةٌ] and أُبُوَّةٌ. (TA.) And بَيْنِى وَبَيْنَ فُلَانٍ عُمُومَةٌ [Between me and such a one is a relationship of paternal uncle]. (Ṣ.)
عُمَّ: see the next paragraph.