sam

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Acronym

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Acronym[edit]

sam

  1. Surface-to-air missile

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English sammen, samnen, from Old English samnian, ġesamnian(to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean), from Proto-Germanic *samnōną(to gather), from Proto-Indo-European *sem-(one). Cognate with Dutch zamelen(to collect), German sammeln(to collect, gather), Swedish samla(to gather, collect), Icelandic samna(to gather, collect). More at same.

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Verb[edit]

sam ‎(third-person singular simple present sams, present participle samming, simple past and past participle sammed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To assemble.
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal, of persons) To bring together; join (in marriage, friendship, love, etc.).
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal, of things) To bring together; collect; put in order; arrange.
  4. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To assemble; come together.
  5. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To coagulate; curdle (milk).
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Adverb[edit]

sam ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) together
    • Spenser
      Now are they saints in all in that city sam.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English sam-(prefix), from Old English sām-(half-; partly; incompletely), from Proto-Germanic *sēmi-(half), from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi-(half). Cognate with semi- (via Latin).

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sam ‎(not comparable)

  1. (dialectal) Half or imperfectly done.
  2. (of food) Half-heated.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Possibly from Uncle Sam.

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Noun[edit]

sam ‎(plural sams)

  1. (slang) Federal narcotics agent.

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Charrua[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sam

  1. two

References[edit]

  • El último charrúa: de Salsipuedes a la actualidad (1996)
  • Idioma español y habla criolla: Charrúas y vilelas (1968)
  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 62

Chuukese[edit]

Noun[edit]

sam

  1. father

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

sam

  1. rafsi of skami.

Mizo[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *(t)sam.

Noun[edit]

sam

  1. hair (of the head)
  2. antenna (of insects)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sam

  1. easy, simple

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *samos(summer) (compare Welsh haf), from Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-h₂-ó- (compare Old English sumor, Old Armenian ամառն(amaṙn)).

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Noun[edit]

sam m ‎(genitive unattested, no plural)

  1. summer

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
sam ṡam unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External links[edit]

  • 1 sam” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

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sam m ‎(not always comparable, comparative bardziej sam, superlative najbardziej sam)

  1. (comparable) alone
  2. (not comparable) myself, yourself, himself, etc. (emphatic determiner, used similarly to "no other than" or "the very", as in "I myself")

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Usage notes[edit]

  • May be also used in an adverbial meaning of "by oneself" or "on one's own", similar to English alone; in this meaning, it still behaves like an adjective grammatically, and is not comparable.

External links[edit]

  • sam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

sam

  1. skin

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

Adjective[edit]

sȃm ‎(definite sȃmī, Cyrillic spelling са̑м)

  1. alone, sole
  2. the very
  3. unaided, single-handed
  4. absolute, mere, unmixed
  5. solitary, secluded
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *(j)esmь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *esmi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi.

Verb[edit]

sȁm ‎(Cyrillic spelling са̏м)

  1. first-person singular present tense enclitic form of biti.
    Tu sam. — I'm here.

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

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Adjective[edit]

sám ‎(not comparable)

  1. alone, sole
  2. unaided, single-handed, by oneself

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