kram

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See also: Kram, krám, kräm, kråm, and k'ram

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse krama (to press, squeeze), from kremja (to crush).

Noun[edit]

kram n (singular definite krammet, plural indefinite kram)

  1. hug
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse kram, from Middle Low German kräm (fine cloth; also used for merchant tents, thus later a synonym for merchandise), probably ultimately of Slavic origin; see German Kram.

Noun[edit]

kram n (singular definite krammet, not used in plural form)

  1. stuff, things, goods
    • 2017, Hans Lyngby Jepsen, Træerne, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      For mange mennesker, for mange fødder, for meget støv og for meget billigt kram.
    • 1929, J. L. Bjørner, Robert Storm Petersen, Frihandelens fane: et økonomiskpolitisk nutidsbillede paa en historisk baggrund
      Mange bar jo ikke Raad til andet. En Toldlov kan forhindre Importen af billigt Kram, men den kan ikke forhindre, at der opstaar en indenlandsk Fabrikation baseret paa Kram, paa slet, men dyrt Kram, og som kun vil lokke Arbejde og Kapital ...
    • 1976, Svend Åge Madsen, Tugt og utugt i mellemtiden: roman
      Der er utallige diske med farvestrålende varer, boder med billigt kram, lokkende skilte, pyramider af dåser, kurve med brød, bokse med frosset kød, alt i ét virvar, der skal gøre kunden så forvirret at hun køber mere end hun har brug for og råd til ...
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kram

  1. imperative of kramme

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cramme, from Proto-West Germanic *krimman.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /krɑm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kram
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

Noun[edit]

kram f (plural krammen, diminutive krammetje n)

  1. cramp, cramp iron
  2. clamp, clasp
  3. staple (capable of penetrating durable solids)
  4. hook
  5. clevis
  6. clinch

Coordinate terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: kramchi, kranchi, kramtsje (from the diminutive)

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kram

  1. singular imperative of kramen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of kramen

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kram (first-person possessive kramku, second-person possessive krammu, third-person possessive kramnya)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) alternative spelling of keram (cramp).

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse krammr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kram (neuter singular kramt, definite singular and plural kramme, comparative krammere, indefinite superlative krammest, definite superlative krammeste)

  1. having a temperature near the melting point, wet, sticky (of snow)
    Det er lettere å lage snøballer når snøen er kram.
    Making snowballs is easier when the snow is sticky.

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse krammr.

Adjective[edit]

kram (neuter singular kramt, definite singular and plural kramme, comparative krammare, indefinite superlative krammast, definite superlative krammaste)

  1. having a temperature near the melting point, wet, sticky (of snow)

References[edit]

  • “kram” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Lexin ordbøker på nett [1]

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle High German krām, from Old High German kram, itself probably borrowed from Slavic. See modern German Kram.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kram m inan (diminutive kramik)

  1. (dated) market stall, market stand
    Synonym: stragan

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • kram in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kram in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish kram, from Old Norse kram, from Middle Low German kräm (fine cloth; also used for merchant tents, thus later a synonym for merchandise), probably ultimately of Slavic origin; see German Kram. Related to Danish kram, Icelandic kram.

Noun[edit]

kram n

  1. merchandise, commodities, small and cheap products sold to consumers; trash (useless merchandise)
Declension[edit]
Declension of kram 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative kram kramet
Genitive krams kramets
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb krama (to squeeze, to hug).

Adjective[edit]

kram

  1. (of snow) wet, cloggy; that easily forms snowballs
Declension[edit]
Inflection of kram
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kram
Neuter singular kramt
Plural krama
Masculine plural3 krame
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 krame
All krama
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kram c or n

  1. a hug, an embrace
Declension[edit]
Declension of kram 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kram kramen kramar kramarna
Genitive krams kramens kramars kramarnas
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