Adam

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See also: adam, adām, ādām, Ádam, Âdam, Ádám, and A'dam

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Adam, from Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Biblical Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown), from אדמה(adamah, red earth, ground).

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Adam (plural Adams)

  1. (Abrahamic religions) The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1859, George Eliot [pseudonym; Mary Ann Evans], “The Workshop”, in Adam Bede [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 2108290, book first, page 3:
      In his tall stalwartness Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, proninent, and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
    • 1904, Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary
      Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam’s hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication.
    • 1933, Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall, Faber and Faber 1933, page 90 ("Boys' Names")
      What splendid names for boys there are! / There's Carol like a rolling car, / And Martin like a flying bird, / And Adam like the Lord's First Word,
  3. (figuratively) Original sin or human frailty.
  4. (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
  5. Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.
    • 1936, HP Lovecraft, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’:
      Inside were six-panelled doors, wide floor-boards, a curving colonial staircase, white Adam-period mantels, and a rear set of rooms three steps below the general level.
  6. An English patronymic surname​.
  7. A Scottish patronymic surname​.
  8. A French patronymic surname​.
  9. A German patronymic surname​.

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surnames

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adam.
  2. Adam (biblical figure)

Cornish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈædəm/

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Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Adam.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch Adam, from Latin Ādām, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), from Hebrew אָדָם‎(Adam).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.dɑm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Adam

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Adam m

  1. Adam (Biblical character, mythological first man)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.

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Ewe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam ?

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adi

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m (genitive singular Adams, no plural)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of MDMA

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Adam m (invariable)

  1. (informal) ecstasy (drug)

Latin[edit]

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Ādām m (variously declined, genitive Ādām or Ādae); indeclinable, first declension

  1. Adam (Biblical character)

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Indeclinable noun or first-declension noun (nominative/vocative singular in -ām).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Ādām Ādae
Genitive Ādām
Ādae
Ādārum
Dative Ādām
Ādae
Ādīs
Accusative Ādām Ādās
Ablative Ādām
Ādā
Ādīs
Vocative Ādām Ādae

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian Adamu, Addamu and/or Italian Adamo, both from Latin Ādāmus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), from Hebrew אָדָם(āḏām). All religious names (though not all religious words) in Maltese are borrowings from Romance. The inherited form from Arabic آدَم(ʾādam) would be *Iedem, which is preserved in bniedem (human being, literally son of Adam).

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Adam m

  1. Adam

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ādāmus, Ādām, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Biblical Hebrew אָדָם(adam).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈdaːm/, /ˈadam/

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Adam

  1. Adam (Biblical progenitor of humankind).
  2. A male given name from Hebrew; Adam.
  3. (with newe or last) Jesus Christ.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Adam
  • Scots: Adam, Aidam

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m pers (diminutive Adaś)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Adam.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Adam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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  • IPA(key): /ǎdam/
  • Hyphenation: A‧dam

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Àdam m (Cyrillic spelling А̀дам)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Slovak[edit]

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Adam m (genitive Adama, nominative plural Adamovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Adam in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈdam/, [aˈðãm]

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Adam m

  1. Alternative form of Adán (biblical figure)
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 2:20
      Y puso Adam nombres á toda bestia y ave de los cielos y á todoanimal del campo.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam c (genitive Adams)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adde.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Adam.

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Adam

  1. Adam
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:20:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
This entry has fewer than three known examples of actual usage, the minimum considered necessary for clear attestation, and may not be reliable. Tok Pisin is subject to a special exemption for languages with limited documentation. If you speak it, please consider editing this entry or adding citations. See also Help and the Community Portal.

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adam

  1. A male given name