See also: Kam, KAM, kám, and käm-

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *kambos; compare jamb and Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Irish cam.

AdjectiveEdit

kam (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) crooked, awry

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for kam in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Chinese kam.

AdjectiveEdit

kam (comparative more kam, superlative most kam)

  1. (colloquial, in reference to a person) weird
  2. (colloquial) awkward

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kam.

NounEdit

kam (plural kamme)

  1. comb

AinuEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kam (Kana spelling カㇺ)

  1. flesh, meat

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Suppletive. The aorist and participle are from Proto-Albanian *pat(i)-, from Proto-Indo-European *poti-o-, cognate with Latin potior (to have a share in, take possession of).[1] The other forms are from Proto-Albanian *kapmi, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to seize, to grasp), cognate with Latin capiō (take, seize), and akin to Proto-Germanic *habjaną (to have, to hold) (whence English have, German haben (to have), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban, to have)). Cf. also Romanian am (I have), first-person singular indicative form of avea.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kam (first-person singular past tense pata, participle pasur)

  1. I have
  2. (impersonal, third person) There is

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “kam”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 167

AngloromaniEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Romani kham, from Sanskrit घर्म (gharmá, hot weather, sunshine).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰæm], [ˈcæm]

NounEdit

kam

  1. sun

ReferencesEdit

  • kam” in The Manchester Romani Project, Angloromani Dictionary.

ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Romanisation of or .

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

kam (Cantonese)

  1. (colloquial, in reference to a person) weird
  2. (colloquial) awkward
DescendantsEdit
  • English: kam

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Czech kamo, from Proto-Slavic *kamo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kam/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

kam

  1. where, whither (to what place)

AntonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kam in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kam in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kambr, from Proto-Germanic *kambaz, Norwegian, Swedish kam, English comb, German Kamm. The Germanic noun goes back to Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰos (tooth, peg), which is also the source of Sanskrit: जम्भः (jámbhaḥ, tooth), Ancient Greek γόμφος (gómphos, peg), Polish ząb (tooth).

NounEdit

kam c (singular definite kammen, plural indefinite kamme)

  1. comb
  2. crest (of an animal)
  3. loin, back (of a butchered animal)
  4. ridge (of a mountain)

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kamp, from Old Dutch *kamb, from Proto-West Germanic *kamb, from Proto-Germanic *kambaz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
Kam

kam m (plural kammen, diminutive kammetje n)

  1. A comb, utensil to groom hair, fur etc.
  2. (anatomy etc.; by analogy) A ridge, erect shape
  3. (technical) A cam
  4. bridge (e.g. of a violin)

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

kam

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kammen
  2. imperative of kammen

AnagramsEdit


GaroEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Assamese কাম (kam).

NounEdit

kam

  1. work

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kam

  1. first/third-person singular indicative past of kommen

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin quam. The initial qu was changed to k so not to cause confusion the word with quan.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

kam

  1. than, as, to (in comparison)
    La karno esas plu fresha kam la fisho.The meat is fresher than the fish.
    Co esas tam utila kam to.This one is as useful as that one.

See alsoEdit


KashubianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kamy.

NounEdit

kam m gen. kamienia

  1. A stone, rock, boulder
  2. A shoal, reef (above or below water)

LatvianEdit

PronounEdit

kam

  1. dative form of kas

LithuanianEdit

PronounEdit

kam m

  1. (pejorative) (interrogative) why, for what reason, what's the reason (literally: who for)
    O kam tau to reikia?
    And why do you barely need this?

SynonymsEdit


Northern KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Armenian կամ (kam).[1][2]

NounEdit

kam ?[3]

  1. threshing sledge, threshing board
    Synonyms: cencer, patoz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973) , “կամն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 502b
  2. ^ Cabolov, R. L. (2001) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language] (in Russian), volume I, Moscow: Russian Academy Press Vostochnaya Literatura, page 513
  3. ^ Jaba, Auguste; Justi, Ferdinand (1879) Dictionnaire Kurde-Français [Kurdish–French Dictionary], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 323b

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kambr

NounEdit

kam m (definite singular kammen, indefinite plural kammer, definite plural kammene)

  1. a comb

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kambr. Akin to English comb.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kam m (definite singular kammen, indefinite plural kammar, definite plural kammane)

  1. a comb

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PhaluraEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Urdu کم(kam), from Persian کم(kam).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kam (invariable, Perso-Arabic spelling کم)

  1. less
  2. inferior

ReferencesEdit

  • Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[1], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *kamy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kȃm m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑м)

  1. (poetic) stone, rock
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Slavic *kamo.

AdverbEdit

kam (Cyrillic spelling кам)

  1. (Kajkavian) where (to), in which direction, whither
SynonymsEdit

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish kamber, from Old Norse kambr,[1] cognate with Danish kam[1] and Dutch kam.

That in turn derived from Proto-Germanic *kambaz, whence also Old English camb (English comb), Old High German kamb (German Kamm).[1] Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰos (tooth (animate)),[1] whence also Ancient Greek γόμφος (gómphos, peg),[1] Lithuanian žam̃bas, Old Church Slavonic зѫбъ (zǫbŭ, tooth), Russian зуб (zub, tooth).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kam c

  1. a comb for grooming hair
  2. a comb, a fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles
  3. a crest, summit of a hill or mountain ridge
  4. a crest, ridge of a wave
  5. a cam, a part of an engine

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kam 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kam kammen kammar kammarna
Genitive kams kammens kammars kammarnas

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English come

NounEdit

kam

  1. come
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YogadEdit

PronounEdit

kam

  1. you (plural)

ZazakiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kam

  1. who