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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
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See also cùm, cúm, and cụm

English

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Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cum (with).

Preposition

cum

  1. Used in indicating a thing with two roles, functions, or natures, or a thing that has changed from one to another.
    He built a bus-cum-greenhouse (= he converted a bus to a greenhouse) that made a bold statement, but the plants in it didn't live very long.
    • p. 1926, a. 1950, George Bernard Shaw, Collected Letters: 1926-1950,[1] University of California/Viking (1985), page 31,
      He is too good an actor to need that sort of tomfoolery: the effect will be far better if he is a credible mining camp elder-cum-publican.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Used in English place names to indicate a combined parish that functions as a single unit.
    Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Etymology 2

Variant of come.

Noun

Singular
cum

Plural
-

cum (-)
  1. (slang) Male semen.
  2. (slang) Female ejaculatory discharge.
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to cum

Third person singular
cums

Simple past
came or cummed

Past participle
came, cum or cummed

Present participle
cumming

to cum (third-person singular simple present cums, present participle cumming, simple past came or cummed, past participle came, cum or cummed)
  1. (slang) To have an orgasm; to ejaculate or to feel the sensation of an orgasm.
Translations

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish cummaid

Pronunciation

  • (Munster, Galway) IPA: [kuːmˠ]
  • (Mayo, Donegal) IPA: [kʊmˠ]

Verb

cum

  1. to form, shape
  2. to compose
  3. to devise
  4. to invent
  5. to limit, ration

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cum chum gcum
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin

Preposition

cum (+ ablative)[[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|cum]]

  1. with
    Cum laude.
    With praise.
    Magna cum laude.
    With great praise.
    Maxima cum laude.
    With maximal praise.
    Summa cum laude.
    With highest praise.
    Egregia cum laude.
    With outstanding praise.

Usage notes

  • As a preposition, Latin cum governs the ablative case.

Derived terms

Suffix

cum [[Category:Template:lang:la suffixes|cum]]

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) with
    Mecum.
    With me.
    Tecum.
    With you.

Derived terms

Conjunction

cum (+ subjunctive)[[Category:Template:lang:la conjunctions|cum]]

  1. when
  2. because
  3. although

Usage notes

  • As a conjunction, certain authors spell cum as quum.

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

cum

  1. kiss

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] quomodo.

Pronunciation

Adverb

cum

  1. how
    Cum ţi-ar plăcea cafeaua?
    How would you like your coffee?
    Nu ştiu cum spun "how" în româneşte
    I don't know how to say "how" in Romanian.

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