am

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

am

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attometer (attometre), an SI unit of length equal to 10−18 meters (metres).

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English am, em, from Old English eam, eom (am), from Proto-Germanic *immi, *izmi ("am"; a form of the verb *wesaną (to be; dwell)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist). Cognate with Old Norse em, emi (am), Gothic 𐌹𐌼 (im, am), Latin sum (am), Ancient Greek εἰμί (eimí), Albanian jam (I am), Sanskrit अस्मि (ásmi), Latvian esmu ((I) am), esam (we are).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of be

See also[edit]

Adverb[edit]

am (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a.m.

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: go · how · long · #120: am · way · even · say

Anagrams[edit]


Angas[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun[edit]

am

  1. water
  2. rain

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] Angas am "1. water, 2. rain" [Ormsby 1914, 314-315] = am "water (to drink of wash with)" [Flk. 1915, 143] = []

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The verb as a whole derives from forms of the Latin habeō, habēre. The first-person present singular form am(u), along with some other inflected forms, may have been analogical constructions (in this case, from an old form (aemu) of first-person plural (now avem)), or influenced by nearby languages. Compare Daco-Romanian avea, am; cf. also Albanian kam (I have). The third-person singular present indicative, ari, may have derived from Latin haberet.

Verb[edit]

am (third-person singular present indicative ari/are, imperfect aveam, simple perfect avui, past participle avutã)

  1. I have.
  2. I own.
  3. (auxiliary, with past participles) I have...

Related terms[edit]


Azeri[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic ам
Roman am
Perso-Arabic آم

Noun[edit]

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (vulgar) cunt

Declension[edit]


Chuukese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

am

  1. First-person plural exclusive pronoun; us (exclusive)

See also[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

am (+ adjective ending with -en + masculine or neuter noun)

  1. an + dem, at the, on the
    am Endeat the end
    am Randeon the margin(s)
    am Lebenalive
  2. auf + dem, on the, at the
    am Bergon the mountain
    am Festat the festival
    am Schirmon the screen
  3. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.
    am schnellstenfastest
    Er spielt am besten.
    He plays best.

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish amm n (point of time).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

am m (genitive singular ama, nominative plural amanna)

  1. time
    1. measured time
    2. point of time, occasion
    3. usual, set, time
    4. due, proper, time
    5. scheduled time
    6. opportune, inopportune, time
    7. available time
    8. season
    9. portion of time, period
    10. time of life
    11. span of life
    12. time of gestation
    13. time of death
    14. person's experience at particular time.
    15. (general, adverbial, usages, an t-am) when
Declension[edit]
Alternative declension
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of do mo (to/for my).

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of i mo (in my).

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
am n-am ham t-am
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "am" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 amm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Kofyar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun[edit]

am

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] Kfy. am [Ntg. 1967, 1], []

Lagwan[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] Lgn. a̲m [Mch.] = àm (pl.) [Lks.] = ˀàm [Bouny] = ˀàm [Bouny 1975 MS, 5, #58], Bdm. amaii "water", amai "rain" [Talbot 1911, 252] []

Luxembourgish[edit]

Contraction[edit]

am

  1. contraction of an + dem; in the

Malalí[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. earth

References[edit]

  • Robert Gordon Latham, Elements of Comparative Philology
  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

Middle Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

am (triggers lenition)

  1. about
  2. for, on account of
  3. concerning, as regards

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Mwaghavul[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun[edit]

àm

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A Grammar of Mupun (1993)
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122
  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] Sura àm "Wasser, Flüssigkeit" [Jng. 1963, 58], Mpn. àm [Frj. 1991, 3], []

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

am

  1. him/her/it
    • 1960, Chinua Achebe, No Longer at Ease, page 85:
      Where you pick am?

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

am

  1. imperative of amme

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of is

Pero[edit]

Noun[edit]

ám

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A grammar of Pero (1989)

Pumpokol[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. mother

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form of avea. Probably an analogical construction based on the old first-person plural or perhaps influenced by similar forms in other languages[1]. Compare Aromanian am(u); cf. also Albanian kam (I have).

Verb[edit]

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avea
    (I) have
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of avea

Etymology 2[edit]

From old Romanian amu, presumably from an earlier (proto-) Romanian form aemu (attested in Aromanian), from Latin habēmus. The original first-person singular in proto-Romanian was aibu, from Latin habeō, but was changed to am(u) by analogy with the first-person plural. The form with -v- (avem) in the present form of the verb's main conjugation (as opposed to its use in this form as an auxiliary verb) may have been remade by analogy with avut[2]; am may also be seen as a reduced, clitic form of avem[3]. See also ați, which has a parallel development.

Verb[edit]

am

  1. (eu) am (modal auxiliary, first-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (I) have...
    Eu am câștigat meciul.
    I have won the match.
  2. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (we) have...
    Noi am fost la biserică duminică.
    We have been to church on Sunday.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Presumably from a Vulgar Latin *eamus, from Latin habēbāmus.

Verb[edit]

am

  1. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)
    (we) would
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

am

  1. their

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

Article[edit]

am

  1. the

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used in the singular nominative before masculine nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

See also[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

am

  1. a.m. (before noon)

Antonyms[edit]


Tangale[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] Tng. am [Jng.], []
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatitical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *(i)am (vulva).

Noun[edit]

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (slang, vulgar) cunt (genitalia)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. small Buddhist temple, small pagoda, hermitage, secluded hut, cottage


War-Jaintia[edit]

Noun[edit]

am

  1. water

Reference[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh am, from Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

am (triggers soft mutation)

  1. for, in exchange for
  2. (time) at
  3. (with siarad, sôn, or meddwl) about, concerning

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

am (plural amoʼob)

  1. spider, arachnid