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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Celtic; compare jamb and Gaelic, Irish and Welsh cam.

AdjectiveEdit

kam (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) crooked, awry
    • 160?, Shakespeare, Coriolanus
      This is clean kam.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kam.

NounEdit

kam (plural kamme)

  1. comb

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

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kam/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

kam

  1. where (to what place)

AntonymsEdit


DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *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


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kam

  1. first-person singular indicative past of kommen
  2. 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.

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KashubianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kamy.

NounEdit

kam m

  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


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


NovialEdit

PrepositionEdit

kam

  1. than, as
    plu boni kam — better than
    tam boni kam — as good as
    min boni kam — worse than

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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

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English come

NounEdit

kam

  1. come
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:2:
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ZazakiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kam

  1. who