namas

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Abenaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian *name·ʔsa ‎(fish).

Noun[edit]

namas ‎(animate, plural namasak)

  1. (a) fish
    namas wôbigo
    (the) fish is white
    • 1884, Joseph Laurent, New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues:
      Ôda n'wajônôw namas.
      I have no fish.

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Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *domos; compare Latvian nams, Proto-Slavic *dȏmъ. From Proto-Indo-European *dṓm; compare Latin domus, Ancient Greek δόμος ‎(dómos), Sanskrit दम ‎(dáma-). The etymology seems rather secure despite the irregular sound change from *d- to *n-. The original d may be seen in dialectal apìdėmė ‎(landplot between two homesteads); compare the more recently formed apýnamė ‎(area surrounding a house).

The assimilation is most frequently explained as from the zero-grade *dm- > *nm-, with subsequent generalization onto the full-grade stem. Compare Avestan 𐬥𐬨𐬁𐬥𐬀 ‎(nmāna, house, quarters). However, the only zero-grade derivative actually attested in Lithuanian, dimstis ‎(village, estate) < *dm̥-st-i-, lacks this particular sound change.

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Noun[edit]

nãmas m ‎(plural namaĩ) stress pattern 4

  1. house (residential dwelling)
  2. (in the plural) home (the place where one lives); family estate, homestead
    Šiañdien dìrbu ìš namų̃. - I'm working from home today.
  3. (in the plural, collectively) household (the residents of a house)
  4. (in the plural) house (public institution)
    Kultū̃ros namaĩ - House of Culture

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

namas

  1. genitive plural of nam