Belarusian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

нам (nam)

  1. dative plural of мы (my)

Bulgarian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

нам (nam) (personal)

  1. (dated) full form of the first-person plural pronoun in the dative case, used as the indirect object of a verb; to us, for us, us
    Нам пратиха писмото.
    Nam pratiha pismoto.
    The letter was sent to us.

Usage notes edit

  • The full dative form is considered outdated and is usually substituted by the preposition на (na) and the accusative form:
    На нас пратиха писмото.
    Na nas pratiha pismoto.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Related terms edit

Even edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Tungusic *laamu, cognate with Evenki ламу (lamu), Manchu ᠨᠠᠮᡠ (namu), Nanai намо (namo).

Noun edit

нам (nam)

  1. sea

Macedonian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

нам (nam)

  1. long indirect object form of ние (nie)

Usage notes edit

  • This pronoun form is often incorrectly replaced with the direct/prepositional object form нас (nas).

Mansi edit

Alternative forms edit

  • [script needed] (näm)Southern Mansi

Etymology edit

From Proto-Uralic *nime. Cognates include Hungarian név, Finnish nimi and Estonian nimi.[1]

Noun edit

нам (nam) (Sosva)

  1. name

Declension edit

Inflection of нам (nam)
singular dual plural
nominative нам (nam) намыг (namyg) намыт (namyt)
locative намт (namt) намыгт (namygt) намытт (namytt)
lative намн (namn) намыгн (namygn) намытн (namytn)
ablative намныл (namnyl) намыгныл (namygnyl) намытныл (namytnyl)
instrumental намыл (namyl) намыгтыл (namygtyl) намытыл (namytyl)
translative намыг (namyg) ―― ――
Possessive forms of нам (nam)
possessor single possession double possession multiple possession
1st person sing. намум (namum) намагум (namagum) наманум (namanum)
2nd person sing. намын (namyn) намагын (namagyn) наман (naman)
3rd person sing. наме (name) намаге (namage) наманэ (namanè)
1st person dual намме̄н (nammēn) намагаме̄н (namagamēn) наманаме̄н (namanamēn)
2nd person dual намы̄н (namȳn) намагы̄н (namagȳn) наманы̄н (namanȳn)
3rd person dual наме̄ (namē) намаге̄н (namagēn) наманэ̄н (namanè̄n)
1st person plural намув (namuw) намагув (namaguw) наманув (namanuw)
2nd person plural намы̄н (namȳn) намагы̄н (namagȳn) наманы̄н (namanȳn)
3rd person plural наманыл (namanyl) намага̄ныл (namagānyl) нама̄ныл (namānyl)

References edit

  1. ^ Entry #597 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.
  • Mansi Dictionary of Munkácsy and Kálmán [1]

Mongolian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

нам (nam) (Mongolian spelling ᠨᠠᠮ (nam))

  1. a (political) party
    бүгд найрамдах намbügd najramdax nama republican party

Adjective edit

нам (nam) (Mongolian spelling ᠨᠠᠮ (nam))

  1. low

Russian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

нам (nam)

  1. dative of мы (my)
    Он дал нам только пару полтинников
    On dal nam tolʹko paru poltinnikov
    He only gave us a couple fifty-ruble notes
    • 1987, Yegor Letov (lyrics and music), “Перемена погоды”:
      Нам [надо попасть] в тринадцатый вагон. Любера, оставайтесь вон,
      укрепляйте свои ряды, защищайте Афганистан.
      Nam [nado popastʹ] v trinadcatyj vagon. Ljubera, ostavajtesʹ von,
      ukrepljajte svoi rjady, zaščiščajte Afganistan.
      We need to get in the thirteenth railroad car. Stay away, lyubers,
      keep strengthening your ranks, keep defending Afghanistan.
    • 1928/1972, A.Platonov, Chevengur:
      Но ведь я не знаю ее лица! Как же нам быть, товарищ Чиклин, когда она придет?
      No vedʹ ja ne znaju jeje lica! Kak že nam bytʹ, tovarišč Čiklin, kogda ona pridet?
      But I don't know her face! How shall we act, comrade Chiklin, when she comes?

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronoun edit

нам (Latin spelling nam)

  1. to us (clitic dative plural of ја̑ (I))

Declension edit

Tajik edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Persian𐭭𐭬(nam).

Noun edit

Dari نم
Iranian Persian
Tajik нам

нам (nam)

  1. moisture
  2. humidity

Derived terms edit

Ukrainian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *namъ.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

нам (nam)

  1. dative plural of ми (my)