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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. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, 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.

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
    1. measured time
    2. point of time, occasion
    3. usual, set, time
    4. due, proper, time
    5. scheduled time
    6. opportune, inopportune, time
    7. available time
    8. season
    9. portion of time, period
    10. time of life
    11. span of life
    12. time of gestation
    13. time of death
    14. person's experience at particular time.
    15. (general, adverbial, usages, an t-am) when
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.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 amm”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “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 (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]: [] Kfy. am [Ntg. 1967, 1], []

Lagwan

Etymology

Ultimately from Proto-Chadic *ymn.

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • 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]: [] 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 form 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
References
  • “hem, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

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 (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]: [] 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 (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]: [] 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

Pronoun

am

  1. their

Usage notes

  • This form is used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

Article

am

  1. the

Usage notes

  • This form is used in the singular nominative before masculine nouns beginning with b, f, m or p.

See also

  • a'
  • an
  • an t-

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 (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]: [] 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 Proto-Turkic *(i)am (vulva).

Noun

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (vulgar) cunt (genitalia)

Declension

See also

  • amcık

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

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