From Proto-Mon-Khmer *cam ~ *caam (“to wait, watch”); cognate with Ngeq [cam] ("to watch; look after; to wait for"). Compare Thai จำ (jam).
ចាំ • (cam) (abstract noun ការចាំ)
- to wait (for), await, expect, lie in wait for
- to watch over, guard, keep
- to remember; to have learned by heart, to know well.
- to think of again, recall with some effort, keep in mind
- to retain in the memory; to memorize
ចាំ • (chăm)
- just wait until (+ clause), just let (+ clause)