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SymbolEdit

am

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attometer (attometre), an SI unit of length equal to 10−18 meters (metres).

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English am, em, from Old English eam, eom (am), from Proto-Germanic *immi, *izmi ("am"; a form of the verb *wesaną (to be; dwell)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist). Cognate with Old Norse em, emi (am), Gothic 𐌹𐌼 (im, am), Latin sum (am), Ancient Greek εἰμί (eimí), Albanian jam (I am), Sanskrit अस्मि (ásmi), Latvian esmu ((I) am), esam (we are).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of be

See alsoEdit

AdverbEdit

am (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a.m.

AnagramsEdit


AngasEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Gerka ram (water).

NounEdit

am

  1. water
  2. rain

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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]: [] Angas am "1. water, 2. rain" [Ormsby 1914, 314-315] = am "water (to drink of wash with)" [Flk. 1915, 143] = []

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The verb as a whole derives from forms of the Latin habeō, habēre. The first-person present singular form am(u), along with some other inflected forms, may have been analogical constructions (in this case, from an old form (aemu) of first-person plural (now avem)), or influenced by nearby languages. Compare Daco-Romanian avea, am; cf. also Albanian kam (I have). The third-person singular present indicative, ari, may have derived from Latin haberet.

VerbEdit

am (third-person singular present indicative ari/are, imperfect aveam, simple perfect avui, past participle avutã)

  1. I have.
  2. I own.
  3. (auxiliary, with past participles) I have...

Related termsEdit


AzeriEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ам
Roman am
Perso-Arabic آم

NounEdit

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (vulgar) cunt

DeclensionEdit


ChuukeseEdit

PronounEdit

am

  1. First-person plural exclusive pronoun; us (exclusive)

See alsoEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

am (+ adjective ending with -en + masculine or neuter noun)

  1. an + dem, at the, on the
    am Endeat the end
    am Randeon the margin(s)
    am Lebenalive
  2. auf + dem, on the, at the
    am Bergon the mountain
    am Festat the festival
    am Schirmon the screen
  3. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.
    am schnellstenfastest
    Er spielt am besten.
    He plays best.

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish amm n (point of time).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

am m (genitive singular ama, nominative plural amanna)

  1. time
    1. measured time
    2. point of time, occasion
    3. usual, set, time
    4. due, proper, time
    5. scheduled time
    6. opportune, inopportune, time
    7. available time
    8. season
    9. portion of time, period
    10. time of life
    11. span of life
    12. time of gestation
    13. time of death
    14. person's experience at particular time.
    15. (general, adverbial, usages, an t-am) when
DeclensionEdit
Alternative declension
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of do mo (to/for my).

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of i mo (in my).

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
am n-am ham t-am
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "am" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 amm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

KofyarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Gerka ram (water).

NounEdit

am

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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]: [] Kfy. am [Ntg. 1967, 1], []

LagwanEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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]: [] Lgn. a̲m [Mch.] = àm (pl.) [Lks.] = ˀàm [Bouny] = ˀàm [Bouny 1975 MS, 5, #58], Bdm. amaii "water", amai "rain" [Talbot 1911, 252] []

LuxembourgishEdit

ContractionEdit

am

  1. contraction of an + dem; in the

MalalíEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. earth

ReferencesEdit

  • Robert Gordon Latham, Elements of Comparative Philology
  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

Middle WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

am (triggers lenition)

  1. about
  2. for, on account of
  3. concerning, as regards

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit


MwaghavulEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Gerka ram (water).

NounEdit

àm

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A Grammar of Mupun (1993)
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122
  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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]: [] Sura àm "Wasser, Flüssigkeit" [Jng. 1963, 58], Mpn. àm [Frj. 1991, 3], []

Nigerian PidginEdit

PronounEdit

am

  1. him/her/it
    • 1960, Chinua Achebe, No Longer at Ease, page 85:
      Where you pick am?

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

am

  1. imperative of amme

Old IrishEdit

PeroEdit

NounEdit

ám

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A grammar of Pero (1989)

PumpokolEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. mother

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inflected form of avea. Probably an analogical construction based on the old first-person plural or perhaps influenced by similar forms in other languages[1]. Compare Aromanian am(u); cf. also Albanian kam (I have).

VerbEdit

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avea
    (I) have
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of avea

Etymology 2Edit

From old Romanian amu, presumably from an earlier (proto-) Romanian form aemu (attested in Aromanian), from Latin habēmus. The original first-person singular in proto-Romanian was aibu, from Latin habeō, but was changed to am(u) by analogy with the first-person plural. The form with -v- (avem) in the present form of the verb's main conjugation (as opposed to its use in this form as an auxiliary verb) may have been remade by analogy with avut[2]; am may also be seen as a reduced, clitic form of avem[3]. See also ați, which has a parallel development.

VerbEdit

am

  1. (eu) am (modal auxiliary, first-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (I) have...
    Eu am câștigat meciul.
    I have won the match.
  2. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (we) have...
    Noi am fost la biserică duminică.
    We have been to church on Sunday.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Presumably from a Vulgar Latin *eamus, from Latin habēbāmus.

VerbEdit

am

  1. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)
    (we) would
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

PronounEdit

am

  1. their

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

ArticleEdit

am

  1. the

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used in the singular nominative before masculine nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

AdverbEdit

am

  1. a.m. (before noon)

AntonymsEdit


TangaleEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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]: [] Tng. am [Jng.], []
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatitical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *(i)am (vulva).

NounEdit

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (slang, vulgar) cunt (genitalia)

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. small Buddhist temple, small pagoda, hermitage, secluded hut, cottage


War-JaintiaEdit

NounEdit

am

  1. water

ReferenceEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh am, from Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

am (triggers soft mutation)

  1. for, in exchange for
  2. (time) at
  3. (with siarad, sôn, or meddwl) about, concerning

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Yucatec MayaEdit

NounEdit

am (plural amoʼob)

  1. spider, arachnid