quam

See also: quặm and QAM

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷeh₂m, accusative of *kʷeh₂, feminine of *kʷos, *kʷis. Confer with its masculine form Latin cum, as in num-nam, tum-tam.

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AdverbEdit

quam (not comparable)

  1. how, to what degree
  2. How much (in questions)
  3. Than, as (in comparisons)
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 2:9
      sed Tobias plus timens Deum quam regem rapiebat corpora occisorum et occultabat in domo sua et mediis noctibus sepeliebat ea (But Tobias fearing God more than the king, carried off the bodies of them that were slain, and hid them in his house, and at midnight buried them.)
  4. (emphatic) how
  5. (used before superlative) as ... as possible
    Ea vēnit quam celerrime.
    She came here as quickly as possible.
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ConjunctionEdit

quam

  1. how
  2. (used after magis) (more ... ) than
    Prudēns magis quam loquāx
    More prudent than talkative
  3. (used after comparative) than
    Is vīdit paucōs servitōs fidēliōres quam eum.
    He has seen few servants more loyal than this slave.

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Etymology 2Edit

See quī ‎(relative pronoun and interrogative adjective).

PronounEdit

quam

  1. accusative singular feminine of quī

AdjectiveEdit

quam

  1. accusative singular feminine of quī

Etymology 3Edit

See quis ‎(pronoun).

PronounEdit

quam

  1. accusative singular feminine of quis
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