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am

Translingual

Symbol

am

  1. (metrology) Symbol for attometer (attometre), an SI unit of length equal to 10−18 meters (metres).

Etymology

From Middle English am, em, from Old English eam, eom (am), from Proto-Germanic *immi, *izmi (am, form of the verb *wesaną (to be; dwell)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist).

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /æm/
    • (General American) IPA(key): [ẽə̃ːm], [ɛ̃ə̃ːm]
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [am], [æm]
    • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): [æ̝m], [ɛm], [e̞m]
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /əm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of be
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Marsha, I am in the kitchen!

See also

Adverb

am (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a.m.

Anagrams

  • -ma-, M&A, M.A., MA, Ma, ma

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • amu

Etymology

The verb as a whole derives from forms of the Latin habeō, habēre. The first-person present singular form am(u), along with some other inflected forms, may have been analogical constructions (in this case, from an old form (aemu) of first-person plural (now avem)), or influenced by nearby languages. Compare Romanian avea, am; cf. also Albanian kam (I have). The third-person singular present indicative, ari, may have derived from Latin haberet.

Verb

am (third-person singular present indicative ari/are, imperfect aveam, simple perfect avui, past participle avutã)

  1. I have.
  2. I own.
  3. (auxiliary, with past participles) I have...

Related terms

  • aveari / aveare
  • avut
  • avutsãscu

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *(i)am (vulva). Related to amcıq with the same sense and derived from the same root.

Noun

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (vulgar) cunt
    Synonyms: amcıq, dıllaq, dındıq

Declension


Chuukese

Pronoun

am

  1. First-person plural exclusive pronoun; us (exclusive)

See also


Fula

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative forms

  • an

Determiner

am (singular)

  1. (possessive) my.
    suudu am
    my house

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular). However, an is more common in Pular.

Garo

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

am

  1. mat

Derived terms

  • amipang
  • ampatchi

References

  • Burling, R., The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, 2003, page 35
  • Mason, M.C. (1904) , English-Garo Dictionary, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, India
  • Garo-Hindi-English Learners' Dictionary, North-Eastern Hill University Publications, Shillong

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/
  • Rhymes: -am

Contraction

am (+ adjective ending with -en + masculine or neuter noun)

  1. an + dem, at the, on the
  2. auf + dem, on the, at the
  3. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.

Hungarian

Etymology

Abbreviation.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒmuːɟ]

Adverb

am

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of amúgy (otherwise, anyway; by the way).

See also

  • ám, a. m.

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay am, from Arabic عَامّ(ʿāmm).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈam/
  • Hyphenation: am

Adjective

am

  1. common, general.
    Synonyms: umum, awam
  2. common (not expert).

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “am” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish amm (point of time).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /aumˠ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /ɑːmˠ/, /amˠ/
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /amˠ/

Noun

am m (genitive singular ama, nominative plural amanna or amanta)

  1. time
Declension
Alternative declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • dom, dom'

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əmˠ/

Contraction

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of do mo (to/for my).

Etymology 3

Alternative forms

  • im, 'mo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əmˠ/

Contraction

am (triggers lenition)

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) Contraction of i mo (in my).

Mutation

Further reading

  • "am" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “1 amm”, in Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors, eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 2019
  • “am” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 25.
  • Entries containing “am” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Kofyar

Etymology

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Takács, Gábor, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, 2007, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] 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]: [] Kfy. am [Ntg. 1967, 1], []

Lagwan

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Chadic *ymn.

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Takács, Gábor, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, 2007, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] 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]: [] Lgn. a̲m [Mch.] = àm (pl.) [Lks.] = ˀàm [Bouny] = ˀàm [Bouny 1975 MS, 5, #58], Bdm. amaii "water", amai "rain" [Talbot 1911, 252] []

Luxembourgish

Contraction

am

  1. contraction of an + dem; in the

Malalí

Noun

am

  1. earth

References

  • Robert Gordon Latham, Elements of Comparative Philology
  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English eam, eom, first-person singular of wesan, from Proto-Germanic *immi, first-person singular of *wesaną.

Alternative forms

  • em

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of been
Usage notes
  • More common than be as a first-person singular form.
Descendants
  • English: am
  • Scots: am

Etymology 2

From Old English heom.

Pronoun

am

  1. Alternative form of hem (them)

Middle Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (a-b-i-y /abiy/, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/

Preposition

am (triggers lenition)

  1. about
  2. for, on account of
  3. concerning, as regards

Inflection

  • first-person singular: amdanaf
  • second-person singular: amdanat
  • third-person singular masculine: amdanaw, ymdanaw, ymdanw
  • third-person singular feminine: amdanei

Derived terms

  • am pen (upon)
  • gwiscaw am (to put on (clothes etc.))
  • y am (off; apart from)

Mwaghavul

Etymology

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun

àm

  1. water

References

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A Grammar of Mupun (1993)
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122
  • Takács, Gábor, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, 2007, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] 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]: [] Sura àm "Wasser, Flüssigkeit" [Jng. 1963, 58], Mpn. àm [Frj. 1991, 3], []

Ngas

Etymology

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun

am

  1. water
  2. rain

References

  • Takács, Gábor, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, 2007, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] 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]: [] Angas am "1. water, 2. rain" [Ormsby 1914, 314-315] = am "water (to drink of wash with)" [Flk. 1915, 143] = []

Nigerian Pidgin

Pronoun

am

  1. him/her/it
    • 1960, Chinua Achebe, No Longer at Ease, page 85:
      Where you pick am?

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

am

  1. imperative of amme

Old English

Verb

am

  1. (Northumbria) first-person singular present indicative of wesan

References

  1. 17, Skeat, Walter Wiliams 'The Gospel according to Saint Luke: in Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian versions synoptically'

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *emmi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁esmi, from *h₁es-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of is

Pero

Noun

ám

  1. water

References

  • Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A grammar of Pero (1989)

Pumpokol

Noun

am

  1. mother

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/

Etymology 1

Inflected form of avea. Probably an analogical construction based on the old first-person plural or perhaps influenced by similar forms in other languages. Compare Aromanian am(u); cf. also Albanian kam (I have).

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avea
    (I) have
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of avea

Etymology 2

From old Romanian amu, presumably from an earlier (proto-) Romanian form aemu (attested in Aromanian), from Latin habēmus. The original first-person singular in proto-Romanian was aibu, from Latin habeō, but was changed to am(u) by analogy with the first-person plural. The form with -v- (avem) in the present form of the verb's main conjugation (as opposed to its use in this form as an auxiliary verb) may have been remade by analogy with avut; am may also be seen as a reduced, clitic form of avem. See also ați, which has a parallel development.

Verb

am

  1. (eu) am (modal auxiliary, first-person singular form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (I) have...
  2. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (we) have...
Related terms
  • ai
  • a
  • ați
  • au

Etymology 3

Presumably from a Vulgar Latin *eamus, from Latin habēbāmus.

Verb

am

  1. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with infinitives to form conditional tenses)
    (we) would
Related terms
  • ai
  • ar
  • ați

References


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

See the etymology of the main entry.

Article

am

  1. inflection of an (the):
    1. nominative singular masculine preceding f-
    2. nominative singular masculine preceding b-, m-, p-
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

am

  1. Form of of an (their) used before the consonants b-, f-, m- or p-.
See also

Spanish

Adverb

am

  1. a.m. (before noon)
    Antonym: pm

Tagalog

Noun

am

  1. Alternative form of aam

Tangale

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Takács, Gábor, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, 2007, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] 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]: [] Tng. am [Jng.], []
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish آم‎, from Proto-Turkic *(i)am (vulva).

Noun

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (vulgar) cunt (genitalia)

Declension

See also

  • amcık

Tzeltal

Noun

am

  1. spider

Uspanteco

Noun

am

  1. spider

References

  • Leamos uspanteco: Kawitojtak kibꞌ chi rilic jwich wuj laj tzijbꞌal ajtilmit: En uspanteco y español[3] (in Spanish and Uspanteco), ILV, 1998, page 1

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔaːm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔaːm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔaːm˧˧]

Noun

(classifier cái) am

  1. small Buddhist temple, small pagoda, hermitage, secluded hut, cottage


War-Jaintia

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Jeremy Brightbill, Amy Kim, Seung Kim, The War-Jaintia in Bangladesh: a sociolinguistic survey, SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-013: 153, page 58

Welsh

Etymology

From Middle Welsh am, from Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Old Irish imb), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (a-b-i-y /abiy/, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/

Preposition

am (triggers soft mutation)

  1. for, in exchange for
  2. (time) at
  3. (with siarad, sôn, or meddwl) about, concerning

Inflection

Derived terms

  • am byth (forever)
  • bod am (to want)

Conjunction

am

  1. because (followed by fod or a “that”-clause)

Synonyms

  • achos
  • oherwydd

Yucatec Maya

Etymology

From Proto-Mayan *Am.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈam]

Noun

am (plural amoʼob)

  1. spider

References

  • Beltrán de Santa Rosa María, Pedro, Arte de el idioma maya reducido a succintas reglas, y semilexicon yucateco (in Spanish), Mexico: Por la Biuda de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1746, page 176: “Araña otra. Am. .... Eſta mata. [Another spider. Am. .... This one kills.]”
  • Montgomery, John, Maya-English, English-Maya (Yucatec) Dictionary & Phrasebook, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 2004, →ISBN, page 50

Source: wiktionary.org
  • BE, to exist.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)