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Etymology 1

c16: from Dutch kam comb

Noun

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Singular
cam

Plural
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cam ({{{1}}})
  1. A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. (rock-climbing) A spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
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Etymology 2

from New Latin camera obscura 'dark chamber'

Noun

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Singular
cam

Plural
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  1. (informal) shortened form of camera
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External links

cam” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [kaumˠ]
  • (Galway) IPA: [kaːmˠ]
  • (Mayo, Donegal) IPA: [kamˠ]

Adjective

cam

  1. crooked

Declension

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative cam cam cama
Vocative caim cam cama
Genitive caim caime cam
Dative cam cam
archaic caim
cama

Comparative/superlative: caime

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cam cham gcam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian

Etymology

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Adverb

cam

  1. approximately, a little

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

Adjective

cam

  1. crooked, askew

Declension

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative cam cham cama
Vocative chaim chaim cama
Genitive chaim chaim/caime cam
Dative cham chaim cama

Comparative/superlative: caime


Turkish

Etymology

From Persian

Noun

cam

  1. glass

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Noun

cam

  1. ([quả] cam) orange (the fruit)

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Adjective

cam

  1. ([màu] cam) of the colour orange
  2. made of oranges

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