zam

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See also: Zam, ZAM, and Zam.

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

zam

  1. shortened form of kazaam
    • 1945, The Author and Journalist (volumes 30-31, page 9)
      Then suddenly — Zam! Zowie! Smash! The Post sends back an article which I was positive it would buy, and which, in fact, it had ordered. One manuscript after another is flung back into my face []
    • 2007, J. W. Brodie-Innes, The Devil's Mistress (page 21)
      You never know when some enemy of the Free World might worm his or her way into your confidence and then — ZAM! Wipe you out.

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zam, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (tame). Compare German zahm, Dutch tam, English tame, Icelandic tamur.

Adjective[edit]

zam

  1. (Uri) tame, gentle
  2. (Uri, of weather) mild

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zam, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz. The vowel may be influenced by cognate German zahm. Luxembourgish zam(m) is the expected outcome of the uninflected stem, but one might expect *zuem, *zumm from the inflected forms instead. Also cognate with Dutch tam, English tame.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

zam (masculine zamen, neuter zaamt, comparative méi zam, superlative am zaamsten)

  1. tame

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tamaz, whence also Old English tam, Old Norse tamr

Adjective[edit]

zam

  1. tame

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: zam

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ضَمّ(ḍamm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zam (definite accusative zammı, plural zamlar)

  1. surcharge
  2. increase in price
    Benzinden sonra dizeli de zam vurdu.
    After gasoline an increase in price also hit diesel.
  3. salary raise
    Memurlara %17 zam verdik.
    We gave civil servants a 17% salary raise.

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative zam
Definite accusative zammı
Singular Plural
Nominative zam zamlar
Definite accusative zammı zamları
Dative zamma zamlara
Locative zamda zamlarda
Ablative zamdan zamlardan
Genitive zammın zamların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular zammım zamlarım
2nd singular zammın zamların
3rd singular zammı zamları
1st plural zammımız zamlarımız
2nd plural zammınız zamlarınız
3rd plural zamları zamları

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