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A ram (male sheep)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) enPR: răm, IPA(key): /ɹæm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ram, rom, ramme, from Old English ramm (ram), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (ram), possibly from *rammaz (strong). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Rom (ram), Dutch ram (a male sheep), German Ramm, Ramme (ram). Possibly akin also to Danish ram (sharp; acrid; rank), Swedish ram (strong; perfect), Faroese ramur (strong; competent), Icelandic rammur (strong; sturdy).

NounEdit

ram (plural rams)

  1. A male sheep.
  2. A battering ram; a heavy object used for breaking through doors.
  3. A warship intended to sink other ships by ramming them.
  4. A piston powered by hydraulic pressure.
  5. A weight which strikes a blow, in a ramming device such as a pile driver, a steam hammer, a stamp mill.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English rammen, from the noun (see above). Compare Old High German rammen.

VerbEdit

ram (third-person singular simple present rams, present participle ramming, simple past and past participle rammed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To collide with (an object), usually with the intention of damaging it or disabling its function.
    The man, driving an SUV, then rammed the gate, according to police.
    Two snatch thieves who snatched a woman’s bag experienced swift karma when their victim accidentally rammed into their motorcycle.
  2. (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
    After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
    To build a sturdy fence, you have to ram the posts deep into the ground.
  3. (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
    Rammed earth walls
  4. (slang) To thrust during sexual intercourse.
    • 1999, Mr.Web, Size Matters review by mr. web review Group: rec.arts.movies.erotica
      like feel a soft butt against their pelvis or ram a girl really hard with piston-like speed while she begs and screams for more
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Etymology 3Edit

Likely from Old Norse ramr, rammr (strong, rank, bitter), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (strong, overbearing; acrid, rank), perhaps ultimately related to Etymology 1 above. Compare Scots ram (a rank odour). Compare also Middle English rammish (rank, offensive in smell).

AdjectiveEdit

ram (comparative more ram, superlative most ram)

  1. (Northern England) Rancid, offensive in smell or taste.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ram (a male sheep), from Old Dutch *ram, of West-Germanic origin, possibly from Proto-Germanic *rammaz (strong). Cognate to English ram (a male sheep).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ram m (plural rammen, diminutive rammetje n)

  1. ram (male sheep)
  2. male rabbit
  3. battering ram

VerbEdit

ram

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

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ElfdalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ram

  1. hoarse

InflectionEdit

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FriulianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin rāmus.

NounEdit

ram m (plural rams)

  1. branch
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Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin *arame(n), from Late Latin aerāmen, from Latin aes (copper). Compare Italian rame.

NounEdit

ram m

  1. copper

GerkaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ɣam

EtymologyEdit

Related to Ngas am (water).

NounEdit

ram

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: Gerka ram [ɣam, ref. < *ham] [Ftp. 1911, 221] = ɣàm "Wasser" [Jng. 1965, 174], []

HaruaiEdit

NounEdit

ram

  1. house

Further readingEdit

  • Dicky Gilbers, ‎John A. Nerbonne, ‎J. Schaeken, Languages in Contact (2000, →ISBN), page 84: "Examples of basic vocabulary items that are shared by Haruai and Kobon but not by Hagahai (on the basis of the lists in Davies and Comrie (1984)) include, for instance: Haruai ram, Kobon ram 'house';"

KobonEdit

NounEdit

ram

  1. house

Further readingEdit

  • Bernard Comrie, Switch Reference in Huichol, in Switch-reference and Universal Grammar, edited by John Haiman, Pamela Munro, page 29 (in notes):
    hol bɨ kaj pak-ul ram ud ar-bul
    we-two man pig strike SS-1DU house take go I-1DU
    'we two killed a pig and took it home'
  • Dicky Gilbers, ‎John A. Nerbonne, ‎J. Schaeken, Languages in Contact (2000, →ISBN), page 84: "Examples of basic vocabulary items that are shared by Haruai and Kobon but not by Hagahai (on the basis of the lists in Davies and Comrie (1984)) include, for instance: Haruai ram, Kobon ram 'house';"

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian rame (copper).

NounEdit

ram m

  1. copper

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ramm, from Proto-Germanic *rammaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ram/, /raːm/, /rɔm/

NounEdit

ram (plural rams)

  1. male sheep, ram
  2. (astrology) Aries
  3. pile driver, battering ram

DescendantsEdit

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

ram

  1. imperative of ramme

Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rāmus. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French raim.

NounEdit

ram m (oblique plural rams, nominative singular rams, nominative plural ram)

  1. branch (of a tree, etc.)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rāmus, from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root).

NounEdit

ram n (plural ramuri)

  1. (rare) branch, bough

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RomanschEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin rāmus.

NounEdit

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) branch (of tree, river, etc.)
  2. (Puter, education) subject
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

ram m (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) frame, framework
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom
  • (Sursilvan) rama

Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

ram f (plural rams)

  1. (Puter) knot, gnarl
Alternative formsEdit
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) rom

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ram c

  1. frame (e.g. around a painting)
  2. frame, boundaries (the set of options for actions given)
  3. frame (a context for understanding)
  4. paw (of a bear)
  5. bicycle frame

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ram 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ram ramen ramar ramarna
Genitive rams ramens ramars ramarnas

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English rum.

NounEdit

ram

  1. rum

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ram

  1. (Central Vietnam) spring roll

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