kämmen

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See also: kammen and Kämmen

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kämmen. Cognate to Estonian kämmal, Veps kämen, Ludian kämmeń, Votic tšämmäl, Karelian kämmen, Ingrian kämmen. Compare Inari Sami kiämád, Khanty kömən (kömən).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæmːen/, [ˈkæmːe̞n]
  • Hyphenation: käm‧men

Noun[edit]

kämmen

  1. (anatomy) palm

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kämmen (Kotus type 32/sisar, no gradation)
nominative kämmen kämmenet
genitive kämmenen kämmenien
kämmenten
partitive kämmentä kämmeniä
illative kämmeneen kämmeniin
singular plural
nominative kämmen kämmenet
accusative nom. kämmen kämmenet
gen. kämmenen
genitive kämmenen kämmenien
kämmenten
partitive kämmentä kämmeniä
inessive kämmenessä kämmenissä
elative kämmenestä kämmenistä
illative kämmeneen kämmeniin
adessive kämmenellä kämmenillä
ablative kämmeneltä kämmeniltä
allative kämmenelle kämmenille
essive kämmenenä kämmeninä
translative kämmeneksi kämmeniksi
instructive kämmenin
abessive kämmenettä kämmenittä
comitative kämmenineen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kemben, kemmen, from Old High German kemben, kempen, from Proto-Germanic *kambijaną (to comb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛmən/, [ˈkɛmən], [ˈkɛmm̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: käm‧men

Verb[edit]

kämmen (third-person singular simple present kämmt, past tense kämmte, past participle gekämmt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to comb; to brush (hair)
    Ich kämme dir kurz die Haare.
    I’ll comb / brush your hair quickly.
  2. (transitive) to comb or brush someone’s hair
    Ich kämme dich kurz.
    I’ll comb / brush your hair quickly.
    (literally, “I’ll comb you quickly.”)
  3. (reflexive) to brush one’s own hair
    Ich kämme mich kurz.
    I’ll comb / brush my hair quickly.

Usage notes[edit]

  • German kämmen is used irrespective of whether a comb or brush is used. The construction sich das Haar bürsten (literally to brush one’s hair) is surely possible, but is less common than in English. Bürsten often implies the exertion of some pressure, especially for cleaning.

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Finnish kämmen.

Noun[edit]

kämmen

  1. palm (of the hand)

Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kämmen (genitive kämmenen, partitive kämmendy)

  1. (anatomy) palm

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kemben, from Proto-Germanic *kambijaną. Cognate with German kämmen, Dutch kemmen, English comb, Icelandic kemba.

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kämmen (third-person singular present kämmt, past participle gekämmt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to comb

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Regular
infinitive kämmen
participle gekämmt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular kämmen
2nd singular kämms kämm
3rd singular kämmt
1st plural kämmen
2nd plural kämmt kämmt
3rd plural kämmen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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