ram

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See also: Ram, RAM, rám, râm, Râm, and rắm

English[edit]

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A ram (male sheep)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ram, rom, ramme, from Old English ramm(ram), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz(ram), possibly from Proto-Germanic *rammaz(strong). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Rom(ram), Dutch ram(a male sheep), German Ramm, Ramme(ram). Possibly akin also to Danish ram(sharp; acrid; rank), Swedish ram(strong; perfect), Faroese ramur(strong; competent), Icelandic rammur(strong; sturdy).

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Noun[edit]

ram ‎(plural rams)

  1. A male sheep.
  2. A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
  3. A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
  4. A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.
  5. A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.

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Verb[edit]

ram ‎(third-person singular simple present rams, present participle ramming, simple past and past participle rammed)

  1. (transitive) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.
  2. (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
    After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
  3. (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
    Rammed earth walls
  4. To have sexual intercourse with
    • 1999, Mr.Web, Size Matters review by mr. web review Group: rec.arts.movies.erotica
      like feel a soft butt against their pelvis or ram a girl really hard with piston-like speed while she begs and screams for more

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ram(a male sheep), from Old Dutch *ram, of West-Germanic origin, possibly from Proto-Germanic *rammaz(strong). Cognate to English ram(a male sheep).

Noun[edit]

ram m ‎(plural rammen, diminutive rammetje n)

  1. ram (male sheep)
  2. male rabbit
  3. battering ram

Verb[edit]

ram

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

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Elfdalian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ram

  1. hoarse

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rāmus.

Noun[edit]

ram m ‎(plural rams)

  1. branch
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin aerāmen, from Latin aes(copper). Compare Italian rame.

Noun[edit]

ram m

  1. copper

Gerka[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ɣam

Etymology[edit]

Related to Angas am(water).

Noun[edit]

ram

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: Gerka ram [ɣam, ref. < *ham] [Ftp. 1911, 221] = ɣàm "Wasser" [Jng. 1965, 174], []

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ram

  1. rafsi of ranmi.

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian rame(copper).

Noun[edit]

ram m

  1. copper

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

ram

  1. imperative of ramme

Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin rāmus. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French raim.

Noun[edit]

ram m ‎(oblique plural rams, nominative singular rams, nominative plural ram)

  1. branch (of a tree, etc.)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rāmus.

Noun[edit]

ram n ‎(plural ramuri)

  1. (rare) branch, bough

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rāmus.

Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) branch (of tree, river, etc.)
  2. (Puter, education) subject
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) frame, framework
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
  • (Sursilvan) rama

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ram f (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) knot, gnarl
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ram c

  1. frame (e.g. around a painting)
  2. frame, boundaries (the set of options for actions given)
  3. frame (a context for understanding)
  4. paw (of a bear)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ram 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ram ramen ramar ramarna
Genitive rams ramens ramars ramarnas