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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


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

AdverbEdit

tam

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

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


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

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))

KurdishEdit

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.

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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)

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

tam

  1. (chiefly Northern dialect) Alternative form of þem

ReferencesEdit


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


NovialEdit

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. as (comparative)

Coordinate termsEdit

See alsoEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *tamaz.

AdjectiveEdit

tam

  1. tame

DescendantsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tam

  1. there

Further readingEdit

  • 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 korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tàm

  1. there, in that place

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
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.

Related termsEdit


Upper SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *tamo.

AdverbEdit

tam

  1. there

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“three”).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

tam

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

See alsoEdit