om

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit (oṁ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

om (plural oms)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism) A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 800:
      In fact it sounded exactly like the voice of Livia, her vanished sister, and, like her, it was intoning the Aum just as she used once to do at the beginning of her yoga sessions.
    • 2001, Hazel Curry, The Guardian, 20 Oct 2001:
      Om is pronounced "a-a-o-o-u-u-m-m" and is repeated slowly for as long as possible.

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

om m (plural oaminj)

  1. man, person

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ulmus.

Noun[edit]

om m (plural oms)

  1. elm

Chickasaw[edit]

Adjective[edit]

om

  1. on

Danish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. about

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ombe, omme, from Old Dutch umbi, umbe, from Proto-Germanic *umbi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. around, about
  2. at (a time)

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

om

  1. around, about
  2. around, over (to another state)
    Hij zette de schakelaar om.
    He turned the switch over.
  3. over, from an upright to a horizontal position (as in "fall over")

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

om

  1. (om te) in order to

Adjective[edit]

om (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. convinced, persuaded
    De rechter is om.
    The judge has been persuaded.

Friulian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō.

Noun[edit]

om m (plural oms) or umign

  1. man, person
  2. husband

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. Alternative form of omme.

Adverb[edit]

om

  1. Alternative form of omme.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. around
    Bind et rep om halsen hans! (Tie a rope around his neck!)
  2. in (when speaking of time) (after a period of time)
    Jeg kommer om ti minuter. (I shall be there in ten minutes)
  3. about
    Vi snakket nettopp om deg. (We were just talking about you)
  4. during, in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
    om våren
    during the spring, in the springtime
    om kvelden
    in the evening

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse um.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. around
  2. in (after a period of time)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin homo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

om m (oblique plural ons, nominative singular ons, nominative plural om)

  1. Alternative form of hom.

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin homo

Noun[edit]

om m (oblique plural oms, nominative singular oms, nominative plural om)

  1. man (male adult human being)

Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the German physicist Georg Ohm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

om m

  1. ohm

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin homō.
Compare Catalan home, Esperanto homo, French homme, Interlingua homine, Italian uomo, Portuguese homem, Sardinian ómine, Spanish hombre.

Noun[edit]

om m (plural oameni)

  1. man, e.g. male
  2. (regardless of gender) human being
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Etymology 2[edit]

Auxiliary verb form

Verb[edit]

(noi) om (modal auxiliary; first-person plural form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (we) might
    om merge mâine undeva
    we might go somewhere tomorrow

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

om

  1. if

Preposition[edit]

om

  1. about
    en bok om tåg
    a book about trains
    Vad pratar de om?
    What are they talking about?
  2. in, within (when talking about time)
    om tio minuter
    in ten minutes
  3. around
    Han har ett rep om sin hals
    He's got a rope around his neck
    De flyttade om möblerna
    They moved the furniture around
    Kocken rörde om i grytan
    The chef stirred (moved around) the pan
  4. during, in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
    om våren
    during the spring, in the springtime
    om kvällarna
    in the evenings
  5. a (only when speaking about daily or yearly frequencies)
    Han röker fem cigaretter om dagen
    He smokes five cigarettes a day
    De reser till Finland två gånger om året
    They go to Finland twice a year
  6. of
    till vänster om kylskåpet
    to the left of the refrigerator
    norr om staden
    north of the city
    Ta hand om det!
    Take care of it!

Related terms[edit]

Particle[edit]

om

  1. specifies that a verb is done again, compare English "re-".
    Hon målade om huset.
    She repainted the house.
    Sara blev tvungen att göra om läxorna.
    Sara had to do her homework again.

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

om (plural oms)

  1. he (third-person masculine)
  2. (obsolete) it (third-person neuter)

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