EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Short for tam o'shanter.

NounEdit

tam (plural tams)

  1. Synonym of tam o'shanter, a type of cap.
    • 1988 July 1, Bryan Miller, “A Gathering of Scots”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Despite the blaze of sunshine, woolens were everywhere: tams, kilts, socks drawn up to knobby knees.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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From the Cantonese pronunciation of

NounEdit

tam (plural tams)

  1. Synonym of picul, a unit of weight, particularly in Cantonese contexts.

AnagramsEdit


AzerbaijaniEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic تَامّ(tāmm).

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. (of a task to be completed) done; finished; complete
    Mən kitabı hələ tam oxumamışam.I have not finished reading the book.
  2. completely, really
    Mən bu məsələni tam başa düşmədim.I haven't really understood this issue.

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic طَعْم(ṭaʿm).

NounEdit

tam (definite accusative tamı, plural tamlar)

  1. taste
    Synonym: dad
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • tam” in Obastan.com.

ChewongEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tam

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. teeming, full

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tam/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. there (in or at that place or location)
  2. there (to or into that place)

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish tam, from Old Norse tamr, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-.

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. tame

InflectionEdit

Inflection of tam
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular tam tammere tammest2
Neuter singular tamt tammere tammest2
Plural tamme tammere tammest2
Definite attributive1 tamme tammere tammeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *tam, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tam (comparative tammer, superlative tamst)

  1. tame, not wild
  2. (figuratively) boring, unexciting, bland

InflectionEdit

Inflection of tam
uninflected tam
inflected tamme
comparative tammer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial tam tammer het tamst
het tamste
indefinite m./f. sing. tamme tammere tamste
n. sing. tam tammer tamste
plural tamme tammere tamste
definite tamme tammere tamste
partitive tams tammers

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: tam
  • Negerhollands: teem

AnagramsEdit


IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tam.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. as (in comparison), so (followed by an adj.)

See alsoEdit

  • kam (than, as, to (in comparison))

KabyleEdit

Kabyle cardinal numbers
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal : tam
    Arabic loanword : tmanya

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Berber.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

tam (feminine tamet)

  1. eight
    Synonym: tmanya

KashubianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronounEdit

tam

  1. there

LashiEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tam

  1. to make something level

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[3], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *téh₂m, accusative of *séh₂, feminine of *só. Confer with its masculine form Latin tum, as in cum-quam.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tam (not comparable)

  1. so, so much, to such an extent, to such a degree
    Sextus tam iratus erat ut fratrem interficere vellet
    Sextus was so angry that he wished to kill his brother.

Usage notesEdit

Often coupled with quam.

  1. Such that "tam x, quam y" = "so x, as y"
    • Spinoza, Ethica Liber V:
      Sed omnia praeclara tam difficilia, quam rara sunt.
      But all things excellent are as rare as they are difficult

Often "tips off" a subjunctive clause of result.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • tam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tam in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • tam in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[4], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • amongst such moral depravity: tam perditis or corruptis moribus

LatvianEdit

PronounEdit

tam

  1. to that; dative singular masculine form of tas

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. there (in that place)

Further readingEdit

  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928), “tam”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “tam”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. Alternative form of tame (tame)

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

tam

  1. (Northern, after d or t) Alternative form of þem (them)

Northern KurdishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic طَعْم(ṭaʿm).

NounEdit

Central Kurdish تام(tam)

tam ?

  1. taste
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. precisely, exactly

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Anatolian Turkish طام(d̥am).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tam ?

  1. house, building, structure

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tamr

AdjectiveEdit

tam (neuter singular tamt, definite singular and plural tamme)

  1. tame, domesticated

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tamr

AdjectiveEdit

tam (neuter singular tamt, definite singular and plural tamme)

  1. tame, domesticated

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tamaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. tame

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronounEdit

tam

  1. there

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

tam f

  1. genitive plural of tama

Further readingEdit

  • tam in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

AdverbEdit

tam (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tão

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

AdverbEdit

tam (Cyrillic spelling там)

  1. (Kajkavian, regional) there

SynonymsEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. there
  2. thither

SynonymsEdit

  • (thither): ta

AntonymsEdit

  • (there): tu
  • (thither): sem

ReferencesEdit

  • tam in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tȁm

  1. there, in that place

Further readingEdit

  • tam”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish tamber, from Old Norse tamr, from Proto-Germanic *tamaz, from Proto-Indo-European *demh₂-.

AdjectiveEdit

tam (comparative tamare, superlative tamast)

  1. tame (not wild), domesticated

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of tam
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular tam tamare tamast
Neuter singular tamt tamare tamast
Plural tama tamare tamast
Masculine plural3 tame tamare tamast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 tame tamare tamaste
All tama tamare tamaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


TatarEdit

NounEdit

tam

  1. wall

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish تام(tam, complete, exact; completely, exactly), from Arabic تَامّ(tāmm).

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. complete, absolute

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Upper SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. there

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (three).

NumeralEdit

tam

  1. (Sino-Vietnamese) three
  2. third; thirdly

See alsoEdit

  • (native) ba

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-saːm. Cognate with Arem katʰæːm, Thavung saːm¹, Kuy sɛːm, Khmu [Cuang] hɛːm.

The term was probably already archaic by the time it started to be written down and was only attested in the compound 󰞿三 (anh tam, elder brother and younger sibling).

NounEdit

tam ()

  1. (obsolete) younger sibling
    • 15th century, Nguyễn Trãi, “述興 Thuật hứng 19”, in Quốc âm thi tập (國音詩集):
      𡶀廊盈𪀄部伴
      𩄲客次月󰞿
      Núi láng diềng, chim bầu bạn,
      Mây khách thứa, nguyệt anh tam.
      Mountains as neighbors, birds are friends,
      Clouds as guests, the moon is my kin.

ZazakiEdit

NounEdit

tam n

  1. taste

Derived termsEdit