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ham

See also: Ham, HAM, Häm, häm, hám, and häm

EnglishEdit

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A baked ham (cured thigh of hog)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hamme, from Old English hamm (inner or hind part of the knee, ham), from Proto-Germanic *hamō, *hammō, *hanmō, from Proto-Indo-European *kanam-, *knāmā (thigh, shin). Cognate with Dutch ham (ham), dialectal German Hamme (hind part of the knee, ham), dialectal Swedish ham (the hind part of the knee), Icelandic höm (the ham or haunch of a horse), Middle Irish cnáim (bone), Ancient Greek κνήμη (knḗmē, shinbone). Compare gammon.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ham (plural hams)

  1. (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
  2. (countable) A thigh and buttock of an animal slaughtered for meat.
  3. (uncountable) Meat from the thigh of a hog cured for food.
    a little piece of ham for the cat
    • (Can we date this quote?), Audra Lilly Griffeth, A King's Daughter (ISBN 146915532X):
      She put some ham in the beans and cut up some sweet potatoes to boil.
  4. The back of the thigh.
  5. (Internet, informal) Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam or junk mail.
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TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hām.

NounEdit

ham (uncountable)

  1. obsolete spelling of home

Usage notesEdit

  • Persists in many old place names, such as Buckingham.

ReferencesEdit

  • ham” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened from hamfatter (inferior actor), said to derive from the 1863 minstrel show song The Ham-fat Man.[1]

NounEdit

ham (plural hams)

  1. An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
  2. An amateur radio operator.
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VerbEdit

ham (third-person singular simple present hams, present participle hamming, simple past and past participle hammed)

  1. To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.
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AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ham", Online Etymology Dictionary

CatalanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin hamus.

NounEdit

ham m (plural hams)

  1. fishhook

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hamr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ham c (singular definite hammen, plural indefinite hamme)

  1. slough, skin
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InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See han.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ham

  1. (personal) objective case of han
See alsoEdit

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hamō, *hammō, *hanmō, from Proto-Indo-European *kanam-, *knāmā (thigh, shin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ham f (plural hammen, diminutive hammetje n)

  1. ham

FyerEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Gerka ram (water).

NounEdit

ham

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • 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]: [] Ron *ham [GT]: Fyer & Bks. & DB & Sha ham, Klr. ˀaàm []

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [haːmˠ], [hamˠ]

NounEdit

ham m

  1. h-prothesized form of am

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

ham

  1. them

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ham m (plural hams)

  1. village

MontolEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Sura am (water).

NounEdit

hàm

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • 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]: [] Tal hàm [Jng./JI], Mnt. hàm "Wasser" [Jng. 1965, 171], []

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronounEdit

ham

  1. him

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hamō-. Cognate with Middle Dutch hamme (Dutch ham), Old High German hamma (dialectal German Hamm), Old Norse hǫm.

NounEdit

ham f

  1. (anatomy) ham, inner knee
    Monegum men gescrincaþ his fet to his homme: with many men the feet shrink up to the knee. (Leechbook)
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hammaz. Cognate with Old Frisian ham, Middle Low German hamme (Low German Hamm).

NounEdit

ham m

  1. enclosure, especially an enclosed pasture or dwelling

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Germanic *haimaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kōim- (village), *ḱóymos, *(t)ḱoimos. Cognate with Old Frisian hām (West Frisian hiem), Old Saxon hēm, Frankish *haim (Dutch heem), Old High German heim (German Heim), Old Norse heimr (Swedish hem, Danish hjem), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌼𐍃 (haims). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek κωμη (komi), Old Irish cóim, Lithuanian šeimà, Russian семья (semʹja).

NounEdit

hām m

  1. home, house; property, estate
    Hælend com to Lazares ham: the Saviour came to the home of Lazarus.
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Germanic origin, probably Frankish

NounEdit

ham m (oblique plural hans, nominative singular hans, nominative plural ham)

  1. village

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RohingyaEdit

NounEdit

ham

  1. work

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

ham!

  1. woof, the sound a barking dog makes

See alsoEdit


RonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Gerka ram (water).

NounEdit

ham

  1. (all dialects, including Bokkos, Daffo-Butura, Shagawu) water

ReferencesEdit

  • 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]: [] Ron *ham [GT]: Fyer & Bks. & DB & Sha ham, Klr. ˀaàm []

TalEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Sura am (water).

NounEdit

hàm

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • 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]: [] Tal hàm [Jng./JI], Mnt. hàm "Wasser" [Jng. 1965, 171], []

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian خام (xâm).

AdjectiveEdit

ham (comparative daha ham, superlative en ham)

  1. raw