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English

Etymology

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam) "earth", "man", "soil", "light brown" < אדמה (adamah) 'red earth', 'ground'.

Proper noun

Singular
Adam

Plural
-

Adam

  1. The first man in the Bible and the Qur'an, the mythological progenitor of the human race.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (figuratively) Original sin or human frailty.

Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 3:20
    And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
  • 1667John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VII
    Say Goddess, what ensu’d when Raphael,
    The affable Arch-Angel, had forewarn'd
    Adam by dire example to beware
    Apostasie,
  • 1739Charles Wesley, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    Second Adam from above,
    Reinstate us in thy love.
  • 1859George Eliot, Adam Bede, ch 1
    Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
  • 1904Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary
    Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam’s hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication.

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Croatian

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:hr:Template:lang:la derivations]] proper name Adam, meaning "Adam".

Proper noun

Adam m.

  1. Adam

Czech

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Proper noun

Adam m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to Adam.

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Danish

Proper noun

Adam

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name.

Ewe

Proper noun

Adam

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name.

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French

Proper noun

Adam

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name.

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German

Proper noun

Adam [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Adam]]

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adi

Icelandic

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:is:Template:lang:la derivations]] proper name Adam, meaning "Adam".

Proper noun

Adam m. (Adam-s, -)

  1. Adam

Derived terms

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Adam

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name.

Spanish

Proper noun

Adam m.

  1. (Biblical) Adam

Quotations

  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 2:20
    Y puso Adam nombres á toda bestia y ave de los cielos y á todoanimal del campo.

Swedish

Proper noun

Adam

  1. (Biblical) Adam.
  2. A male given name. Pet form: Adde.

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