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3 letters words from 'sam'

MAS 5SAM 5
SMA 5 

2 letters words from 'sam'

AM 4AS 2
MA 4 

All 3 letters words made out of sam

sam asm sma msa ams mas

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sam. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sam.

Definitions and meaning of sam

sam

Etymology 1

Acronym

Alternative forms

  • SAM

Pronunciation

Noun

sam

  1. surface-to-air missile

Etymology 2

From Middle English sammen, samnen, from Old English samnian, ġesamnian (to collect, assemble, bring together, gather, join, unite, compose, meet, glean), from Proto-Germanic *samnōną (to gather), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (one). Cognate with Dutch zamelen (to collect), German sammeln (to collect, gather), Swedish samla (to gather, collect), Icelandic samna (to gather, collect). More at same.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sæm/

Alternative forms

  • samen

Verb

sam (third-person singular simple present sams, present participle samming, simple past and past participle sammed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To assemble.
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal, of persons) To bring together; join (in marriage, friendship, love, etc.).
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal, of things) To bring together; collect; put in order; arrange.
    • 1905, Keighley Snowden, Princess Joyce
      I sammed it up for ye
  4. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To assemble; come together.
  5. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To coagulate; curdle (milk).
Usage notes
  • Often used with together or up
Derived terms
  • stand sam
  • upon my sam

Etymology 3

From Middle English sām (together), from Old English samen (together), from Proto-Germanic *samana (together), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (together, one).

Adverb

sam (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Together
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      Now are they saints all in that city sam.
    • a1600, The Battle of Floddon Field:
      All Sam the souldiers then replied.

Etymology 4

From Middle English sam- (prefix), from Old English sām- (half-; partly; incompletely), from Proto-Germanic *sēmi- (half), from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi- (half). Related to semi- (via Latin).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sæm/

Adjective

sam (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal) Half or imperfectly done.
  2. (of food) Half-heated.
Related terms
  • sammy
  • sandblind

Etymology 5

Possibly from Uncle Sam.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sæm/

Noun

sam (plural sams)

  1. (slang) Federal narcotics agent.

Anagrams

  • 'ams, -mas, A.M.s, AMS, ASM, M. A. S., M.A.S., M.A.s, MAS, MAs, MSA, Mas, SMA, mas, sma

Charrua

Numeral

sam

  1. two

References

  • El último charrúa: de Salsipuedes a la actualidad (1996)
  • Idioma español y habla criolla: Charrúas y vilelas (1968)
  • Čestmír Loukotka, ‎Johannes Wilbert (editor), Classification of South American Indian Languages (1968, Los Angeles: Latin American Studies Center, University of California), page(s) 62

Chuukese

Noun

sam

  1. father

Garo

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sam/

Noun

sam

  1. grass, herb

Further reading

  • Burling, R. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, page 275

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic صامَ(ṣāma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /saːm/

Verb

sam (imperfect jsum)

  1. to fast

Conjugation

  • The perfect tense is often avoided. It can be replaced by kien + imperfect.

Related terms

  • sawm

Mizo

Etymology 1

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *(t)sam.

Noun

sam

  1. hair (of the head)
  2. antenna (of insects)

Etymology 2

Adjective

sam

  1. easy, simple

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *samos (summer) (compare Welsh haf), from Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-h₂-ó- (compare Old English sumor, Old Armenian ամառն (amaṙn)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /saṽ/

Noun

sam m (genitive unattested, no plural)

  1. summer

Inflection

Synonyms

  • samrad

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 sam”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old Norse

Verb

sam

  1. second-person singular imperative of sama

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sam/

Adjective

sam (not always comparable, comparative bardziej sam, superlative najbardziej sam)

  1. (comparable) alone, without company
  2. (not comparable) myself, yourself, himself, etc. (emphatic determiner, used similarly to "no other than" or "the very", as in "I myself")
  3. (not comparable) by oneself, alone, by own volition or power, without outside help or encouragement

Declension

Further reading

  • sam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rohingya

Etymology

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

Noun

sam

  1. skin

Romani

Verb

sam

  1. first-person plural present indicative of si

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

Adjective

sȃm (definite sȃmī, Cyrillic spelling са̑м)

  1. alone, sole
  2. unaided, single-handed
  3. absolute, very, mere, unmixed
  4. solitary, secluded
Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *(j)esmь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *esmi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi.

Verb

sȁm (Cyrillic spelling са̏м)

  1. first-person singular present tense enclitic form of biti.
    Tu sam. — I'm here.

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *samъ, from Proto-Indo-European *somHós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sáːm/

Adjective

sȃm (not comparable)

  1. alone, sole
  2. unaided, single-handed, by oneself

Inflection

Derived terms

  • sámost
  • samoglásnik
  • samomòr
  • samostálnik
  • samoróg
  • samostán

Further reading

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

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sam/

Verb

sam

  1. past tense of simma.

Vietnamese

Etymology

Possibly from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kt₁aam (crab) (Norman & Mei, 1976; mistakenly glossed as "king crab"). However, Shorto (2006) includes no such derivation. Compare Vietnamese đam (field crab).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

(classifier con) sam • (𧏰, 𧓰)

  1. a horseshoe crab

Further reading

  • Proto-Austro-Asiatic ta:m "crab" at Tower of Babel Project

Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *saːm (three), from Middle Chinese (MC sɑm, “three”). Cognate with Thai สาม (sǎam), Northern Thai ᩈᩣ᩠ᨾ, Lao ສາມ (sām), ᦉᦱᧄ (ṡaam), Tai Dam ꪎꪱꪣ, Shan သၢမ် (sǎam), Tai Nüa ᥔᥣᥛᥴ (sáam), Ahom 𑜏𑜪 (sam), Bouyei saaml.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /θaːm˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: sam1
  • Hyphenation: sam

Numeral

sam (old orthography sam)

  1. three

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SALVO, to discharge firearms simultaneously.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)