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English

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Etymology 1

From Old English ham (hollow or bend of the knee), itself from Proto-Germanic *kham-, from a Proto-Indo-European *konemo- (shin bone), originally "be crooked". Recorded in English since 1637. Cognate with Dutch ham, Middle High Dutch and dialectal German hamme, Old Norse höm. Compare gammon.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ham

Plural
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  1. (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
  2. (countable) The thigh and buttock of any animal slaughtered for meat.
  3. (uncountable) The thigh of a hog cured for food.
  4. The back of the thigh.
  5. An actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
  6. A person whose hobby is ham radio.
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Etymology 2

Old English hām.

Noun

Singular
ham

Plural
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ham (-)
  1. (obsolete) Archaic spelling of home.

References

  • "ham" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Catalan

Etymology

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Noun

ham

  1. fishing hook

Danish

Noun

ham

  1. skin

Pronoun

ham

  1. him

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

ham f. (plural hammen, diminutive hammetje)

  1. ham

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [haːmˠ] or [hamˠ]

Noun form

ham

  1. Mutated form of am.

Middle French

Noun

ham

  1. village

Norwegian

Pronoun

ham

  1. him

Old English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *xamō-. Cognate with Middle Dutch hamme (Dutch ham), Old High German hamma (dialectal German Hamm), Old Norse hǫm.

Noun

ham f.

  1. (anatomy) ham, inner knee
    Monegum men gescrincaþ his fet to his homme: with many men the feet shrink up to the knee. (Leechbook)
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *xamma-. Cognate with Old Frisian ham, Middle Low German hamme (Low German hamm).

Noun

ham m (plural hamas)

  1. enclosure, especially an enclosed pasture or dwelling

Pronunciation

Etymology 3

From Proto-Germanic *xaima-, from Proto-Indo-European *kōim- (village). Cognate with Old Frisian hām, Old Saxon hēm (Dutch heem), Old High German heim (German Heim), Old Norse heimr (Swedish hem), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌼𐍃. The IE root is also the source of Greek κωμη, Old Irish cóim, Lithuanian šeimà, Russian семья.

Noun

hām m (plural hāmas)

  1. home, house; property, estate
    Hælend com to Lazares ham: the Saviour came to the home of Lazarus.
Descendants

Rohingya

Noun

ham

  1. work

Turkish

Adjective

ham

  1. raw

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