tam

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Short for tam o'shanter.

Noun[edit]

tam (plural tams)

  1. Synonym of tam o'shanter, a type of cap.
    • 1988 July 1, Bryan Miller, “A Gathering of Scots”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Despite the blaze of sunshine, woolens were everywhere: tams, kilts, socks drawn up to knobby knees.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From the Cantonese pronunciation of

Noun[edit]

tam (plural tams)

  1. Synonym of picul, a unit of weight, particularly in Cantonese contexts.

Anagrams[edit]


Chewong[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tam

  1. water

References[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tam

  1. teeming, full

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tam/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. there (in or at that place or location)
  2. there (to or into that place)

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish tam, from Old Norse tamr, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

tam

  1. tame

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of tam
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular tam tammere tammest2
Neuter singular tamt tammere tammest2
Plural tamme tammere tammest2
Definite attributive1 tamme tammere tammeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *tam, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tam (comparative tammer, superlative tamst)

  1. tame, not wild
  2. (figuratively) boring, unexciting, bland

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of tam
uninflected tam
inflected tamme
comparative tammer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial tam tammer het tamst
het tamste
indefinite m./f. sing. tamme tammere tamste
n. sing. tam tammer tamste
plural tamme tammere tamste
definite tamme tammere tamste
partitive tams tammers

Descendants[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin tam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. as (in comparison), so (followed by an adj.)

See also[edit]

  • kam (than, as, to (in comparison))

Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tam ?

  1. taste

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. precisely, exactly

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *téh₂m, accusative of *séh₂, feminine of *só. Confer with its masculine form Latin tum, as in cum-quam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam (not comparable)

  1. so, so much, to such an extent, to such a degree
    Sextus tam iratus erat ut fratrem interficere vellet
    Sextus was so angry that he wished to kill his brother.

Usage notes[edit]

Often coupled with quam

  1. Such that "tam x, quam y" = "so x, as y"
    • Spinoza, Ethica Liber V
      Sed omnia praeclara tam difficilia, quam rara sunt.
      But all things excellent are as rare as they are difficult

Often 'tips off' a subjunctive clause of result.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tam

  1. to that; dative singular masculine form of tas

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. there (in that place)

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tam

  1. (chiefly Northern dialect) Alternative form of þem

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tamr

Adjective[edit]

tam (neuter singular tamt, definite singular and plural tamme)

  1. tame, domesticated

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tamr

Adjective[edit]

tam (neuter singular tamt, definite singular and plural tamme)

  1. tame, domesticated

Related terms[edit]

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Novial[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. as (comparative)

Coordinate terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tamaz.

Adjective[edit]

tam

  1. tame

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tam

  1. there

Further reading[edit]

  • tam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tão

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Adverb[edit]

tam (Cyrillic spelling там)

  1. (Kajkavian, regional) there

Synonyms[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. there
  2. thither

Synonyms[edit]

  • (thither): ta

Antonyms[edit]

  • (there): tu
  • (thither): sem

References[edit]

  • tam in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tàm

  1. there, in that place

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish tamber, from Old Norse tamr, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-.

Adjective[edit]

tam (comparative tamare, superlative tamast)

  1. tame (not wild), domesticated

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tam
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular tam tamare tamast
Neuter singular tamt tamare tamast
Plural tama tamare tamast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 tame tamare tamaste
All tama tamare tamaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Related terms[edit]


Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

tam

  1. wall

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

Adverb[edit]

tam

  1. there

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“three”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tam

  1. (cardinal, Sino-Vietnamese) three
  2. (ordinal) third; thirdly

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