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Webster 1828 Edition


Im

I'M

, contracted from I am.

Definition 2022


Im

Im

See also: Appendix:Variations of "im"

Translingual

Symbol

Im

  1. (mathematics) Symbol for the imaginary part of a complex number.
    Im(a + bi) = b

Synonyms

Coordinate terms


English

Noun

Im (plural Ims)

  1. (astronomy) irregular galaxy with no coherent structure

See also

Anagrams

im

im

See also: Appendix:Variations of "im"

Translingual

Alternative forms

  • (roman numeral): IM, CMXCIX, cmxcix

Symbol

im

  1. (informal) A Roman numeral representing nine hundred ninety-nine (999).

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Albanian

Adjective

im m (feminine ime, m plural e mi, f plural e mia)

  1. my

Declension

There are also alternative forms which can be used before the noun (which will be in the indefinite state, while the forms used after the noun require the noun to be definite). These forms are restricted to personal relationships like family members, for example:

  • im vëlla (my brother), ime motër (my sister)

These forms are limited to singulars.

See also


Dupaninan Agta

Conjunction

im

  1. but
  2. than (comparative marker)

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪm/

Etymology

Contraction.

Contraction

im

  1. Contraction of in dem; in the

Usage notes

  • The contraction im is obligatory when the definite article has no deixis whatsoever. In this case it is ungrammatical to use in dem as separate words:
Wir sitzen im Garten. ― We're sitting in the garden.
Er arbeitet im technischen Bereich. ― He works in the technical field.
  • On the other hand, im is usually not applicable when the definite article has an indicative function. This includes contexts in which English would use a demonstrative pronoun (“this” or “that”) but also some others. Particularly, in dem is used before a defining relative clause.
In dem Haus haben wir mal gewohnt. ― We used to live in that house [over there].
Mein Großvater starb in dem Haus, wo ich geboren wurde. ― My grandfather died in the house where I was born.

Declension

The preposition in can be used with both accusative and dative objects, but it only contracts with dem as im and with das as ins. Thus, the combination of in with the definite article has the following forms:

masculine neuter feminine plural
accusative in den ins in die in die
dative im im in der in den

Gothic

Romanization

im

  1. Romanization of 𐌹𐌼

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish imb, from Proto-Celtic *emban- (compare Welsh ymenyn), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷen- (compare Latin unguen (grease), Old High German ancho (butter)).

Pronunciation

  • (Waterford) IPA(key): /aimʲ/
  • (Cork, Kerry, Galway) IPA(key): /iːmʲ/
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /ɪmʲ/
im

Noun

im m (genitive singular ime, nominative plural imeanna)

  1. butter
Declension
Derived terms
  • saill ime (butterfat)
  • uachtar ime (buttercream)

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˠ/

Contraction

im (triggers lenition)

  1. (Munster) Contraction of i mo (in my).
    Chuireas an peann im phóca.
    I put the pen in my pocket.
Related terms

Mutation

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

References

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

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

From English him.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

im

  1. he, him

Nalca

Noun

im

  1. sky
  2. heaven
Derived terms
  • Imik Neyung

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English him.

Pronoun

im

  1. he
  2. his
  3. she
  4. it

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun

im ((h)im)

  1. him

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ĩm]

Pronoun

im

  1. dative of oni
    Ktoś musiał im powiedzieć.
    Someone must have told them.
  2. dative of one

Conjunction

im

  1. Introduces a parallel, conditional or comparative statement, placed before the thing being compared to; the (more), the (bigger)
    im więcej..., tym mniej...
    the more ..., the less ...
    Im większy głód, tym lepiej smakuje.
    The bigger the hunger, the better [the food] tastes.

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin līmus.

Noun

im n (plural imuri)

  1. (uncommon, regional) mud, dirt, filth

Synonyms

Related terms


Scots

Pronoun

im

  1. (South Scots, personal) him

Verb

im

  1. (South Scots) First person singular simple present form of ti be

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /im/

Pronoun

im (Cyrillic spelling им)

  1. to them (clitic dative plural of ȏn (he))
  2. to them (clitic dative plural of òno (it))
  3. to them (clitic dative plural of òna (she))

Declension


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Adjective

im

  1. calm, silent, quiet

Verb

im

  1. to be quiet, to not talk anymore


Welsh

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪm/

Pronoun

im

  1. (literary) first-person singular of i