See also: adam, adām, ādām, Ádam, Âdam, Ádám, and A'dam

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Adam, from Old English Adam, from Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Biblical Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown), from אדמה(adamah, red earth, ground).

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Adam (plural Adams)

  1. (Abrahamic religions) The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1859, George Eliot [pseudonym; Mary Ann Evans], “The Workshop”, in Adam Bede [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 2108290, book first, page 3:
      In his tall stalwartness Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, proninent, and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
    • 1904, Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary
      Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam’s hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication.
    • 1933, Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall, Faber and Faber 1933, page 90 ("Boys' Names")
      What splendid names for boys there are! / There's Carol like a rolling car, / And Martin like a flying bird, / And Adam like the Lord's First Word,
  3. (figuratively) Original sin or human frailty.
  4. (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
  5. Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.
    • 1936, HP Lovecraft, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’:
      Inside were six-panelled doors, wide floor-boards, a curving colonial staircase, white Adam-period mantels, and a rear set of rooms three steps below the general level.
    • 2001, Norman K. Risjord, Representative Americans: The Revolutionary Generation (page 164)
      McIntyre's best pieces, such as the fireplace in the Otis house, managed to convey both an opulent warmth and a restrained elegance, and compares favorably with the artistic saturnalia of an Adam fireplace.
  6. An English patronymic surname​.
  7. A Scottish patronymic surname​.
  8. A French patronymic surname​.
  9. A German patronymic surname​.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Biblical Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown), from אדמה(adamah, red earth, ground).

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Adam m (definite Adami)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adam.
  2. (religion, Christianity) Adam (biblical figure)
  3. (religion, Islam) Adem (Adam)

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adam.
  2. Adam (biblical figure)

CornishEdit

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IPA(key): /ˈædəm/

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Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)

CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Adam.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch Adam, from Latin Ādām, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), from Hebrew אָדָם(Adam).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.dɑm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Adam

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Adam m

  1. Adam (Biblical character, mythological first man)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.

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EweEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam ?

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. (biblical) Adam
  2. A male given name; variant form Adi

IcelandicEdit

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From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of MDMA

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Adam m (invariable)

  1. (informal) ecstasy (drug)

LatinEdit

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Ādām m (variously declined, genitive Ādām or Ādae); indeclinable, first declension

  1. Adam (Biblical character)

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Indeclinable noun or first-declension noun (nominative/vocative singular in -ām).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Ādām Ādae
Genitive Ādām
Ādae
Ādārum
Dative Ādām
Ādae
Ādīs
Accusative Ādām Ādās
Ablative Ādām
Ādā
Ādīs
Vocative Ādām Ādae

ReferencesEdit

  • Adam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Adam in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sicilian Adamu, Addamu and/or Italian Adamo, both from Latin Ādāmus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), from Hebrew אָדָם(āḏām). All religious names (though not all religious words) in Maltese are borrowings from Romance. The inherited form from Arabic آدَم(ʾādam) would be *Iedem, which is preserved in bniedem (human being, literally son of Adam).

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Adam m

  1. Adam

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Ādāmus, Ādām, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ (Adám), Ἄδαμος (Ádamos), from Biblical Hebrew אָדָם(adam).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈdaːm/, /ˈadam/

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Adam

  1. Adam (Biblical progenitor of humankind).
  2. A male given name from Hebrew; Adam.
  3. (with newe or last) Jesus Christ.

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  • English: Adam
  • Scots: Adam, Aidam

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NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

Proper nounEdit

Adam

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam m pers (diminutive Adaś)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Adam.

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Further readingEdit

  • Adam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǎdam/
  • Hyphenation: A‧dam

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Àdam m (Cyrillic spelling А̀дам)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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SlovakEdit

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Adam m (genitive Adama, nominative plural Adamovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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  • Adam in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈdam/, [aˈð̞ãm]

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Adam m

  1. Alternative form of Adán (biblical figure)
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 2:20
      Y puso Adam nombres á toda bestia y ave de los cielos y á todoanimal del campo.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָדָם(adam, earth, man, soil, light brown).

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Adam c (genitive Adams)

  1. Adam (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adde.

Tok PisinEdit

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From English Adam.

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Adam

  1. Adam
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TurkishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Adam

  1. A male given name