See also: Dem, DEM, dêm, dëm, dem., Dem., -dem, đêm, and đếm

English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɛm/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

Pronoun edit

dem

  1. Nonstandard form of them.
    • 2007 February 25, Sia Michel, “Stephen Marley in Tallahassee, M.I.A. in India and Klaxons on Fire”, in New York Times[2]:
      Go tell dem natty dreadlocks no wear handcuff,” advises Damian Marley, his guest star and younger brother, who accuses the officers of jealousy.

Determiner edit

dem

  1. Nonstandard form of them. (in the sense of "those")
    What are dem fings doing 'ere?
  2. (Caribbean, Jamaica, MLE, slang) (clitic, suffix) A group of.

Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Albanian *dama, from Proto-Indo-European *dm̥h₂-ó- (bull) (compare Irish damh, Ancient Greek δάμαλος (dámalos, calf)), from *demh₂- (to tame) (compare Latin domō, English tame).[1]

Noun edit

dem m (plural dema, definite demi, definite plural demat)

  1. bull
  2. main load-bearing beam in a floor

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 48

Catalan edit

Verb edit

dem

  1. inflection of dar:
    1. first-person plural present indicative/subjunctive
    2. first-person plural imperative

Chinese edit

Etymology 1 edit

From clipping of English demonstrate.

Pronunciation edit


Verb edit

dem

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, colloquial) to demonstrate; to show; to perform
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From clipping of English Democrat.

Proper noun edit

dem

  1. (Internet slang, US Politics) Democratic Party (United States).
  2. (Internet slang, US Politics) A member or supporter of the Democratic Party in the United States.

Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɛm/, [ˈd̥ɛm], [d̥ɛm], [b̥m̩]

Pronoun edit

dem (nominative de, possessive deres)

  1. them (3rd person plural, objective case)

See also edit

Galician edit

Verb edit

dem

  1. (reintegrationist norm) inflection of dar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /deːm/ (stressed) (for the pronoun)
  • IPA(key): /dem/, /dəm/, /dm̩/ (unstressed) (for the article)
  • (file)
  • (file)

Article edit

dem

  1. dative masculine/neuter singular of der: the

Declension edit

German definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative der die das die
Genitive des der des der
Dative dem der dem den
Accusative den die das die

Pronoun edit

dem (relative)

  1. dative masculine/neuter singular of der: to whom, to which

Declension edit

Declension of der
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative der die das die
genitive dessen deren
younger also: derer
dessen derer
deren
dative dem der dem denen
accusative den die das die

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • dem” in Duden online
  • dem” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Contraction edit

dem (triggers lenition)

  1. (Munster) Contraction of de mo (from my).
    Chrochas dem ghualainn é.
    I suspended it from my shoulder.

Related terms edit

Jamaican Creole edit

Etymology edit

From English them.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

dem

  1. they (plural)
  2. them (plural)
  3. theirs (plural possessive)

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Particle edit

dem

  1. (postpositive) when placed after a noun phrase, the particle marks it as plural
    mi fren demmy friends

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

dem

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of

Luxembourgish edit

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

dem m

  1. unstressed form of deem

Declension edit

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dat. deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)
gen. der

Nigerian Pidgin edit

Etymology edit

From English them.

Pronoun edit

dem

  1. them, they

Northern Kurdish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *dī-, cognate with English time, Albanian ditë, Old Armenian տի (ti) and Sanskrit दीति (dītí, brightness; time).

Noun edit

dem f

  1. time

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

dem

  1. them

See also edit

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

Compare German dem.

Pronunciation edit

Article edit

dem (definite)

  1. dative masculine/neuter singular of der: the

Declension edit

Pennsylvania German definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative der die es die
Dative dem or em der dem or em de
Accusative der or den die es die

Pitcairn-Norfolk edit

Pronoun edit

dem

  1. them

References edit

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

dem (third-person plural)

  1. them; accusative/dative of de
  2. Misspelling of de.

Usage notes edit

In most dialects, de (they) and dem (them) are no longer distinguished in speech. They are regularly mixed up in writing by native speakers, due to lack of grammatical intuition. The article de is often mixed up with dem as well.

Declension edit

See also edit

Article edit

dem

  1. Misspelling of de.

Anagrams edit

Turkish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (tam-), from Proto-Turkic *tem- (to drip).

Noun edit

dem

  1. dew

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Persianدم(dam).

Noun edit

dem (obsolete, poetic)

  1. breath
  2. moment
Synonyms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Borrowed from Arabicدم(dam).

Noun edit

dem

  1. (obsolete, poetic) blood
Synonyms edit

Wolof edit

Pronunciation edit

(file)

Verb edit

dem

  1. to go

Conjugation edit

References edit

Omar Ka (2018) Nanu Dégg Wolof, National African Language Resource Center, →ISBN, page 100

Zazaki edit

Etymology edit

Related to Northern Kurdish dem.

Noun edit

dem

  1. time

Zhuang edit

Etymology edit

From Chinese (MC them).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

dem (Sawndip form 𣷹, 1957–1982 spelling dem)

  1. to add

Derived terms edit