hom

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Hom, hôm, hǫm, hợm, and hom.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch hem.

Pronoun[edit]

hom (subject hy, possessive sy)

  1. third-person singular object pronoun
    1. him (referring to a male person)
      Ek sien hom nie.
      I can’t see him.
    2. it (referring to a non-personal noun)
      Sy het my die boek gegee, maar ek het hom nog nie gelees nie.
      She gave me the book, but I haven’t read it yet.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan hom, from the nominative case of Latin homō (man). Its pronominal use is of Germanic origin. Compare Old English man (one, they, people), reduced form of Old English mann (man, person); French on; German man (one, they, people); Dutch men (one, they, people).

Doublet of home (man), from Old Catalan (h)ome(n), that continues the accusative case form hominem. There are very few Latin nouns that have been inherited in more than one case form, others include drac/dragó and res/re.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hom

  1. one, people, someone (an unspecified individual: indefinite personal pronoun).
    Hom diu que…It is said that…

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch homme, identical to homme (mold), of uncertain origin, but probably related to Old Norse húm (dusky, twilight), from Proto-Germanic *skim- (to shine-), which has been compared to Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewH- (to cover),[1] but according to the Etymologisch Woordenboek this is extremely unlikely.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

hom f (plural hommen, diminutive hommetje n)

  1. (Netherlands) milt (fish semen)

Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: hom (dated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern, M. R. V. (1999). Sub-grammatical survival : Indo-European s-mobile and its regeneration in Germanic. Washington: Institute for the Study of Man, p. 199
  2. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009), “hom”, in Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hām.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hom (plural homes or heomen)

  1. home, residence, dwelling
  2. house, housing
  3. accommodation, rest
  4. (figuratively) seat, headquarters, centre
  5. (rare) village, town
Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hom

  1. home, homeward

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hom

  1. Alternative form of hem (them)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

hom (plural homes)

  1. Alternative form of hamme (enclosure, meadow)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hom

  1. Alternative form of whom (who, whom, accusative)

Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German haben, from Old High German hāben, from Proto-West Germanic *habbjan, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną (to have; to hold). Cognate with German haben, English have.

Verb[edit]

hom

  1. to have
    Mu i hom a kòmmer as tschins?Can I have a room to rent?

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hvammr. Doublet of kvam.

Noun[edit]

hom m (definite singular homen, indefinite plural homar, definite plural homane)

  1. a little vale

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō.

Noun[edit]

hom m

  1. nominative singular of home

Descendants[edit]

  • French: on

Zuni[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hom

  1. First person singular possessive (medial position)
    my
  2. First person singular object
    me

Related terms[edit]