Adam

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See also: adam, adām, ādām, Ádam, Âdam, Ádám, and A'dam

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Classical Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown), from אדמה (adamah, red earth, ground).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam (plural Adams)

  1. (Abrahamic religions) The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
    • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 3:20
      And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
    • 1667John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VII
      Say Goddess, what ensu’d when Raphael, / The affable Arch-Angel, had forewarn'd / Adam by dire example to beware / Apostasie,
  2. A male given name.
    • 1859George Eliot, Adam Bede, ch 1
      Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
    • 1904Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary
      Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam’s hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication.
    • 1933Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall, Faber and Faber 1933, page 90 ("Boys' Names")
      What splendid names for boys there are! / There's Carol like a rolling car, / And Martin like a flying bird, / And Adam like the Lord's First Word,
  3. (figuratively) Original sin or human frailty.
  4. (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
  5. Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.
    • 1936, HP Lovecraft, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’:
      Inside were six-panelled doors, wide floor-boards, a curving colonial staircase, white Adam-period mantels, and a rear set of rooms three steps below the general level.
  6. A patronymic surname​.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern) IPA(key): /əˈðam/
  • (Western) IPA(key): /a'ðam/

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Adam.
  2. Adam (biblical figure)

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adam.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Ewe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adi

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam m (genitive singular Adams, no plural)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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Latin[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Ādam m (indeclinable)

  1. Adam (Biblical character)

Proper noun[edit]

Ādam m (genitive Ādae); first declension

  1. Adam (Biblical character)

Inflection[edit]

First declension with nominative singular in -am.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Ādam Ādae
genitive Ādae Ādārum
dative Ādae Ādīs
accusative Ādam Ādās
ablative Ādā Ādīs
vocative Ādam Ādae

References[edit]

Adam in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Proper noun[edit]

Adam m (diminutive Adaś)

  1. A male given name

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǎdam/
  • Hyphenation: A‧dam

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Adam m (Cyrillic spelling А̀дам)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam m

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 2:20
      Y puso Adam nombres á toda bestia y ave de los cielos y á todoanimal del campo.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adde.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English Adam

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Adam

  1. Adam
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:20 (translation here):
      Tasol i no gat wanpela bilong ol dispela samting inap i stap poroman bilong helpim Adam.


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Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. A male given name