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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
A cam

Recorded since the 16th century, from Dutch kam (cog of a wheel; originally, comb) (cognate with English comb, and preserved in modern Dutch compounds such as kamrad, kamwiel (cog wheel))

NounEdit

cam (plural cams)

  1. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  3. (Britain, dialect) A ridge or mound of earth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)
  4. (rock climbing) A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
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Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of camera, from the first part of Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), itself from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, vaulted chamber), from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (to arch)

 
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NounEdit

cam (plural cams)

  1. (informal) Camera.
Derived termsEdit
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VerbEdit

cam (third-person singular simple present cams, present participle camming, simple past and past participle cammed)

  1. To go on webcam with someone.

Etymology 3Edit

AdverbEdit

cam (comparative more cam, superlative most cam)

  1. Alternative form of kam

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


AcholiEdit

NounEdit

cam

  1. food

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cam, a shortening of camera.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cam f (plural cams)

  1. cam (device for filming)

AbbreviationEdit

cam m (uncountable)

  1. (military, nautical) contre-amiral (rear admiral (RAdm))

Alternative formsEdit

  • (contre-amiral): CAm

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cam (genitive singular masculine caim, genitive singular feminine caime, plural cama, comparative caime)

  1. crooked

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gcam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Persian ‌جام (jam).

NounEdit

cam f

  1. glass

LojbanEdit

PronunciationEdit

RafsiEdit

cam (or alternate rafsi cai )

  1. rafsi of carmi (intense/bright/saturated/brilliant).

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

AdjectiveEdit

cam (plural cammey)

  1. crooked
  2. deformed
  3. deceitful
  4. (of wood) knotty

VerbEdit

cam (verbal noun cammey, past participle cammit)

  1. bow, distort, hook (as finger), crank (of object)

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cam

  1. Alternative spelling of camm

DeclensionEdit

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cam cam cam
Vocative caim*
cam**
Accusative cam caim
Genitive caim caime caim
Dative cam caim cam
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative caim cama
Vocative camu
cama
Accusative camu
cama
Genitive cam
Dative camaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cam cham cam
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quam, or more likely from camai, from Latin quam magis.

AdverbEdit

cam

  1. approximately, a little
  2. rather
    Lacul ăsta e cam murdar.
    This lake is rather dirty.

Related termsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish camm, from Proto-Celtic *kambos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cam

  1. crooked, askew

DeclensionEdit

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative cam cham cama
Vocative chaim chaim cama
Genitive chaim chaim/caime cam
Dative cham chaim cama

Comparative/superlative: caime


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Persian جام (jâm).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cam (definite accusative camı, plural camlar)

  1. glass

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“orange”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cam

  1. ([quả / trái] cam) The fruit orange

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cam

  1. made of oranges
  2. ([màu] cam) of the colour orange

Derived termsEdit