cam

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

A cam

Recorded since the 16th century, from Dutch kam (cog of a wheel; originally, comb) (cognate with English comb, and preserved in modern Dutch compounds such as kamrad, kamwiel (cog wheel))

Noun[edit]

cam (plural cams)

  1. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  3. (UK, dialect) A ridge or mound of earth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
  4. (rock climbing) A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From camera, from the first part of Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), itself from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, vaulted chamber), from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (to arch)

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Noun[edit]

cam (plural cams)

  1. (informal) camera
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Verb[edit]

cam (third-person singular simple present cams, present participle camming, simple past and past participle cammed)

  1. To go on webcam with someone

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

cam (comparative more cam, superlative most cam)

  1. Alternative form of kam

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Acholi[edit]

Noun[edit]

cam

  1. food

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cam, a shortening of camera.

Noun[edit]

cam f (plural cams)

  1. cam (device for filming)

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cam
  1. (military, nautical) contre-amiral (rear admiral (RAdm) )

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (contre-amiral): CAm

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

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Adjective[edit]

cam

  1. crooked

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gcam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cam f

  1. glass (substance)


This Kurdish entry was created from the translations listed at glass. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see cam in the Kurdish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) August 2009


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

cam

  1. rafsi of carmi.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambo-.

Adjective[edit]

cam (plural cammey)

  1. crooked
  2. deformed
  3. deceitful
  4. (of wood) knotty

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Verb[edit]

cam (verbal noun cammey, past participle cammit)

  1. to bow, distort, hook (as finger), crank (of object)

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quam, or more likely from camai, from Latin quam magis.

Adverb[edit]

cam

  1. approximately, a little
  2. rather
    Lacul ăsta e cam murdar.
    This lake is rather dirty.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambo-.

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Adjective[edit]

cam

  1. crooked, askew

Declension[edit]

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative cam cham cama
Vocative chaim chaim cama
Genitive chaim chaim/caime cam
Dative cham chaim cama

Comparative/superlative: caime


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian جام (jâm).

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Noun[edit]

cam (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. glass

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("orange")

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Noun[edit]

cam

  1. ([quả / trái] cam) The fruit orange

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Adjective[edit]

cam

  1. made of oranges
  2. ([màu] cam) of the colour orange

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