klem

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See also: Klem and kłem

Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch klemmen, from Middle Dutch clemmen, from Old Dutch *klemmen, from Proto-Germanic *klammjan.

Verb[edit]

klem (present klem, present participle klemmende, past participle geklem)

  1. (transitive) to clamp, to squeeze

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch klem, from Middle Dutch clemme.

Noun[edit]

klem (plural klemme, diminutive klemmetjie)

  1. clamp
  2. (grammar) stress
    Synonym: klemtoon

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

klem

  1. instrumental singular of kel

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɛm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: klem
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch clemme. Equivalent to a deverbal from klemmen.

Noun[edit]

klem m (plural klemmen, diminutive klemmetje n)

  1. clamp
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: klem
  • Indonesian: klem
  • Papiamentu: klèm

Adjective[edit]

klem (not comparable)

  1. (predicative) stuck
    Zijn voet zat klem tussen het rempedaal en de vloer.
    His foot was stuck between the brake pedal and the floor

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

klem

  1. first-person singular present indicative of klemmen
  2. imperative of klemmen

Anagrams[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch klem, from Middle Dutch clemme, from Proto-Germanic *klampō (clamp, clasp, cramp).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɛm/
  • Hyphenation: klém

Noun[edit]

klém (first-person possessive klemku, second-person possessive klemmu, third-person possessive klemnya)

  1. clamp.
    Synonym: penjepit

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Jamaican Creole[edit]

Verb[edit]

klem

  1. (Maroon Spirit Language) Climb.

References[edit]

  • Bilby, Kenneth (1983). "How the "Older Heads" Talk: A Jamaican Maroon Spirit Possession Language and Its Relationship to the Creoles of Surname and Sierra Leone". New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 57 (1/2): 37–88.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

klem m (definite singular klemmen, indefinite plural klemmer, definite plural klemmene)

  1. hug

Verb[edit]

klem

  1. imperative of klemme

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

klem m (definite singular klemmen, indefinite plural klemmar, definite plural klemmane)

  1. a hug, an embrace

Verb[edit]

klem

  1. imperative of klemma

Further reading[edit]