kam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Celtic; compare jamb and Gaelic, Irish and Welsh cam.

Adjective[edit]

kam (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) crooked, awry
    • 160?, Shakespeare, Coriolanus
      This is clean kam.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suppletive. The aorist and participle are from Proto-Albanian *pat(i)-, from Proto-Indo-European *poti-o-, cognate with Latin potior (to have a share in, take possession of).[1] The other forms are from Proto-Albanian *kapmi, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to seize, to grasp), cognate with Latin capiō (take, seize), and akin to Proto-Germanic *habjaną (to have, to hold) (whence English have, German haben (to have), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban, to have)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kam (first-person singular past tense pata, participle pasur)

  1. I have

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “kam” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 167

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kam

  1. where (to what place)

Antonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *kamb, from Proto-Germanic *kambaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kam

kam m (plural kammen, diminutive kammetje n)

  1. A comb, utensil to groom hair, fur etc.
  2. (anatomy etc.; by analogy) A ridge, erect shape
  3. (technical) A cam
  4. bridge (e.g. of a violin)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kam

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kammen
  2. imperative of kammen

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kam

  1. first-person singular indicative past of kommen
  2. third-person singular indicative past of kommen

Ido[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kam

  1. Than.
    Plu multa kam me. — More than me.
    La karno esas plu fresha kam la fisho. — The meat is fresher than the fish.

Kashubian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kamy.

Noun[edit]

kam m

  1. A stone, rock, boulder
  2. A shoal, reef (above or below water)

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

kam

  1. rafsi of ka.

Novial[edit]

Preposition[edit]

kam

  1. than, as
    plu boni kam — better than
    tam boni kam — as good as
    min boni kam — worse than

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kamy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȃm m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑м)

  1. (poetic) stone, rock
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kamo.

Adverb[edit]

kam

  1. (Kajkavian) where (to), in which direction, whither
Synonyms[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish kamber and from Old Norse kambr,[1] cognate with Danish kam[1] and Dutch kam. That in turn derived from Proto-Germanic *kambaz, whence also Old English camb (English comb), Old High German kamb (German Kamm).[1] Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰos (tooth (animate)),[1] whence also Ancient Greek γόμφος (gómphos, peg),[1] Lithuanian žam̃bas, Old Church Slavonic зѫбъ (zǫbŭ, tooth), Russian зуб (zub, tooth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kam c

  1. a comb for grooming hair
  2. a comb, a fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles
  3. a crest, summit of a hill or mountain ridge
  4. a crest, ridge of a wave
  5. a cam, a part of an engine

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Swedish etymological dictionary (article "kam", in Swedish)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English come

Noun[edit]

kam

  1. come
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:2 (translation here):
      Tudak i karamapim bikpela wara na spirit bilong God i go i kam antap long en.


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Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kam

  1. who