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?

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (kʾm), 𐫐𐫀𐫖(kʾm /kām/, will, desire, purpose), from Old Persian 𐎣𐎠𐎶 (k-a-m /kāma/), from Proto-Iranian *káHmah, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *káHmas, from Proto-Indo-European *kóh₂-mo-s, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂- (to desire, wish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian کام
Iranian Persian
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]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian کام
Iranian Persian
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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀓𑀫𑁆𑀫 (kamma), from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman). Cognate with Punjabi کَمّ(kamm).

Noun[edit]

کام (kāmm (Hindi spelling काम)

  1. task, action, work
    آپ کا کام یہ ہے
    āp kā kām yih hai
    This is your task ...
  2. employment, job
    آج کل میں کام ڈھونڈ رہا ہوں۔‎‎
    āj kal ma͠i kām ḍhūnḍ rahā hū̃
    These days I'm looking for a job.
    Synonym: نوکری(naukarī)
  3. favour, chore
    میرے لئے ایک کام کرنا
    mere liye aik kām karnā
    do me a favour ...
  4. function, purpose
    یہ مشین گھاس کاٹنے کا کام دے گی۔‎‎
    yih maśīn ghās kāṭne kā kām de gī.
    This machine will serve as the grass cutter.
    Synonym: مقصد(maqsad)
  5. (poetry, figuratively) deed, work, attribute
    محمد ہی نام اور محمد ہی کام‎‎
    muḥammad hī nām aur muḥammad hī kām
    Muhammad - admired is his name; admired are his deeds

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