ram

See also: Ram, RAM, râm, Râm, ram-, and rám

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EnglishEdit

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A ram (male sheep)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ram, rom, ramme, from Old English ramm ‎(ram), from Proto-Germanic *rammaz ‎(ram), possibly from Proto-Germanic *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).

PronunciationEdit

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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VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To intentionally collide with (a ship) with the intention of damaging or sinking it.
  2. (transitive) To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
    After placing the cartridge in the musket, ram it down securely with the ramrod.
  3. (transitive) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.
    Rammed earth walls
  4. To have sexual intercourse with
    • 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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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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).

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

AnagramsEdit


ElfdalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ram

  1. hoarse

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FriulianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin rāmus.

NounEdit

ram m ‎(plural rams)

  1. branch
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Late Latin aerāmen, from Latin aes ‎(copper). Compare Italian rame.

NounEdit

ram m

  1. copper

GerkaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ɣam

EtymologyEdit

Related to Angas am ‎(water).

NounEdit

ram

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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], []

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

ram

  1. rafsi of ranmi.

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian rame ‎(copper).

NounEdit

ram m

  1. copper

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

ram

  1. imperative of ramme

Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

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)

DeclensionEdit

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