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Am

Am

.
[AS.
am
,
eom
, akin to Gothic
im
, Icel.
em
, Olr.
am
, Lith.
esmi
, L.
sum
., Gr. [GREEK], Zend
ahmi
, Skr.
asmi
, fr. a root
as
to be. [GREEK]. See
Are
, and cf.
Be
,
Was
.]
The first person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See
Be
.
God said unto Moses, I
am
that
am
.
Exod. iii. 14.

Webster 1828 Edition


Am

AMB

,AM. About; around; used in composition. Gr., Lat. am or amb.

Definition 2022


Am

Am

See also: Appendix:Variations of "am"

Translingual

Symbol

Am

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for americium.
  2. (music) Symbol for A minor.

English

Abbreviation

Am

  1. Shortened form of America or American, particularly as used in commercial names.
  2. Shortened form of amateur, particularly as used in commercial names.

See also

  • Pan-Am
  • Pro-Am
  • Trans-Am

Anagrams


Egyptian

Romanization

Am

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of 3m.

am

am

See also: Appendix:Variations of "am"

Translingual

Symbol

am

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attometer (attometre), an SI unit of length equal to 1018 meters (metres).

English

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of be

See also

Adverb

am (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a.m.

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: go · how · long · #120: am · way · even · say

Anagrams


Angas

Etymology

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun

am

  1. water
  2. rain

References

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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] = []

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin habeō. Compare Daco-Romanian avea, am.

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


Azeri

Other scripts
Cyrillic
Roman am
Perso-Arabic آم

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *(i)am (****).

Noun

am

  1. (vulgar) **** (genitalia)

Chuukese

Pronoun

am

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

See also


German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /am/
  • Rhymes: -am

Contraction

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

  1. an + dem, on the, at the
    am Randeon the margin(s)
    am Leben ― alive
  2. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.
    am schnellsten ― fastest
    Er spielt am besten.
    He plays best.

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish amm n (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)

  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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əmˠ/

Alternative forms

Contraction

am (triggers lenition)

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

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əmˠ/

Alternative forms

  • im, ’mo

Contraction

am (triggers lenition)

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

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
am n-am ham t-am
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "am" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 amm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Kofyar

Etymology

Related to Gerka ram (water).

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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 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 (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
  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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], []

Nigerian Pidgin

Pronoun

am

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

Old Irish

Etymology

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

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

Verb

am

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avea
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of avea
  3. (noi) am (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of avea, used with past participles to form perfect compus tenses)
    (we) have
    Noi am fost la biserică duminică.
    We have been to church on Sunday.

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


Spanish

Adverb

am

  1. a.m. (before noon)

Antonyms


Tangale

Noun

am

  1. water

References

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), 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 Lexicostatitical 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 (****).

Noun

am (definite accusative amı, plural amlar)

  1. (slang, vulgar) **** (genitalia)

Declension

See also


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Noun

am

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


War-Jaintia

Noun

am

  1. water

Reference


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 (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


Yucatec Maya

Noun

am (plural amo’ob)

  1. spider, arachnid