saman

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See also: sámán, šaman, and şaman

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay saman (fine, financial penalty), from English summons.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmʌn/

Noun[edit]

saman (plural samans)

  1. (Singapore, colloquial, informal) A fine; a monetary penalty imposed for breaking the law.
    • 2007 December 17, Jonnykato, “ERP Question”, in singaporebikes.com[1]:
      I pass thru this gantry at ecp without cashcard. why do i kena saman till $70?
    • 2011 July 12, Fredd, “I am a parking warden”, in singaporebikes.com[2]:
      Technically parking outside the lot is illegal parking, doesn't matter if you put a coupon. The patrolling wardens can't saman you but parking in washing bay and bike lots are very easy targets for residents to complain about. Because of that no escape from getting saman after a quick call to the hotline.
    • 2013 November 9, Mark, “Not just ‘saman’ kings: Kind parking warden helps old woman alight from taxi”, in stomp.sg[3]:
      Not just 'saman' kings: Kind parking warden helps old woman alight from taxi.
    • 2015 May 14, Presskit, “Kena saman nparks help please”, in forum.hardwarezone.com.sg[4]:
      I did not know that a permit was needed to set a tent. So this nparks people came and check and issued me a saman of $300!
    • 2015 August 7, Dylan Tan, “SG Quirky: The A-Z of SG50”, in Business Times (Singapore)[5]:
      “When the parking warden comes around, they shout: “Saman! Saman!” and drivers rush to their cars.”
    • 2015 September 10, Nina Syahirah, “STGCC Celebrates SG50 with Custom Munnies”, in safra.sg[6]:
      When SG50 Saman Rider is on duty, no law breaker will get away!

Anagrams[edit]


Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *sāman

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saman (definite accusative samanı, plural samanlar)

  1. straw
  2. chaff

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian سامان(sâmân)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saman (definite accusative samanı, plural samanlar)

  1. wealth, riches
    Synonyms: var, dövlət, var-dövlət, sərvət, malmülk

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saman (definite accusative samanı, plural samanlar)

  1. (Baku) relative

References[edit]

  • Axundov A. A., Kazımov Q. Ş., Behbudov S. M., editors (2007), “sa:man”, in Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti [Dialectological Dictionary of the Azerbaijani Language] (in Azerbaijani), Baku: Şərq-Qərb, →ISBN, page 418b
The spelling of this entry has been normalized from sa:man.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • saman” in Obastan.com.

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

saman

  1. accusative singular of sama

Finnish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

saman

  1. (indefinite) Genitive singular form of sama.

Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

saman

  1. together

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saman

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

saman

  1. together

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *samana.

Adverb[edit]

saman (not comparable)

  1. together
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: saman
  • Faroese: saman
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: saman
  • Norwegian Bokmål: sammen
  • Old Swedish: saman
  • Danish: sammen

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

saman

  1. strong masculine accusative singular of samr (same)

Determiner[edit]

saman

  1. masculine accusative singular of samr (same)

References[edit]

  • saman in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Tok Pisin[edit]

Noun[edit]

saman

  1. outrigger

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *sāman.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saman (definite accusative samanı, plural samanlar)

  1. hay

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative saman
Definite accusative samanı
Singular Plural
Nominative saman samanlar
Definite accusative samanı samanları
Dative samana samanlara
Locative samanda samanlarda
Ablative samandan samanlardan
Genitive samanın samanların