کام

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

کام ‎(kām)

  1. how much, how many
    عندك كام ولد؟
    ʿándak kām wálad?
    How many children do you have?
    تحتاج الى كام فلوس؟
    tíħtāg ilā kām filūs?
    How much money do you need?

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Armenian կամ ‎(kam).

Noun[edit]

کام ‎(kam)

  1. threshing device

References[edit]

  • Jaba, Auguste; Justi, Ferdinand (1879) Dictionnaire Kurde-Français [Kurdish–French Dictionary], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 323
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կամն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935


Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*keh₂-

From Middle Persian kʾm ‎(kām, will, desire, purpose) (compare Manichaean Middle Persian kʾm ‎(kām)), from Old Persian 𐎣𐎠𐎶 ‎(kāma), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kā́ma, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari کام
Iranian Persian کام
Tajik ком ‎(kom)

کام ‎(kâm) ‎(plural کام‌ها ‎(kâm-hâ))

  1. desire, wish
    ایام به کام [باشد]!‎ ― Ayyâm be kâm [bâšad]!(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. design, intention, pursuit
  3. aim, goal

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with English gum, Swedish gom ‎(palate).

Noun[edit]

Dari کام
Iranian Persian کام
Tajik ком ‎(kom)

کام ‎(kâm) ‎(plural کام‌ها ‎(kâm-hâ))

  1. (anatomy) palate, uraniscus

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “kām”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 48

Urdu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्म ‎(karma).

Noun[edit]

کام ‎(kāmm ‎(Hindi spelling काम)

  1. employment
  2. job
  3. work
  4. task
  5. action
  6. act
  7. deed
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit काम ‎(kāma).

Noun[edit]

کام ‎(kāmm ‎(Hindi spelling काम)

  1. wish
  2. desire
  3. longing
  4. affection
  5. passion
  6. lust
  7. love

Etymology 3[edit]

From Persian کام ‎(kâm); see there for more.

Noun[edit]

کام ‎(kāmm ‎(Hindi spelling काम)

  1. wish
  2. desire
  3. design
  4. intention
  5. (anatomy) palate, uraniscus