کام

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See also: گام

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]


Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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