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: 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]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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]

From Latin habeō. Compare Daco-Romanian avea, am.

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
Roman am
Perso-Arabic آم

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *(i)am ‎(vulva).

Noun[edit]

am

  1. (vulgar) cunt (genitalia)

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, on the, at the
    am Rande‎ ― on the margin(s)
    am Leben‎ ― alive
  2. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.
    am schnellsten‎ ― fastest
    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]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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]

  • am pen ‎(upon)
  • gwiscaw am ‎(to put on (clothes etc.))
  • y am ‎(off; apart from)

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
  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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?

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *emmi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁esmi, from *h₁es-.

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]

Verb[edit]

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avea
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of avea
  3. (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.

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]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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 amo’ob)

  1. spider, arachnid