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English

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

Interjection

um

  1. Expression of confusion or space filler in conversation. See uh.
    Um, I don’t know.
    Let’s see, um, how about this.

Etymology 2

A Latin-script rendering of µm.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
um

Plural
um

um (um)
  1. A micrometer.

Bosnian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *umъ

Noun

um m. [[Category:Template:lang:bs nouns|um]]

  1. mind
  2. intellect
  3. wit
  4. brain

Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *umъ

Noun

ȗm

  1. mind, intellect, wit

Faroese

Pronunciation

Preposition

um + accusative

  1. around
  2. about
  3. during
  4. through
  5. over

Conjunction

um

  1. whether, if

German

Etymology

Old High German umbi.

Pronunciation

Preposition

um [[Category:Template:lang:de prepositions|um]] + accusative

  1. around
    • Um die Ecke, around the corner
  2. Used as a conjunction of purpose
    • um zu, so as to
  3. At when relating to time (because the hands of a clock go around, the clock)
    • Um acht Uhr reisen wir ab, At eight o’clock we depart

Icelandic

Adverb

um

  1. used in set phrases
    Það er um að gera að sofa vel.
    The important thing to do it to sleep well.
    Hvað er um að vera?
    What's going on?
    Eins og um var talað.
    As was agreed.

Derived terms

Preposition

um [[Category:Template:lang:is prepositions|um]] (+ accusative)

  1. about, concerning
    Um hvað ertu að tala?
    What are you talking about?
    Spurning um líf og dauða.
    A question of life and death.
  2. through, around, across
    Áin rennur um dalinn.
    The river runs 'through the valley.
    Að fara út um gluggann.
    To go out through the window.
    Vestur um haf.
    West across the sea.
  3. throughout, over, around
    Við förum um alla sveitina.
    We'll go throughout the district.
    Hann var breiður um herðar.
    He was borad across the shoulders.
    Hún hafði klút um hálsinn.
    She had a scarf around her neck.
  4. during, for, in, at
    Hvenær gerðist þetta? - Þetta gerðist um sumarið.
    When did this happen? - It happened during the summer.
    Ég fór um nóttina.
    I went during the night.
  5. approximately, about, around
    Pokinn er um fimm kíló.
    The bag around five kilos.

Usage notes

  • Often used with phrases such as "brjóta heilann um".
    Ég er búinn að brjóta heilann um þetta alla nótt!
    I've been racking my brain about this all night!

Derived terms


Irish

Pronunciation

Preposition

Person Singular Plural
1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal umam umat uime uimpi umainn umaibh umpu
Emphatic umamsa umatsa uimesean uimpise umainne umaibhse umpusan

um

  1. about
  2. at

Usage notes

Triggers lenition of c, d, f, g, s, t.


Portuguese

Portuguese cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : um
    Ordinal : primeiro
Portuguese Wikipedia article on um

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: um

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] unus.

Cardinal number

um

  1. one.
    Uma xícara de café (One cup of coffee)

Article

Portuguese articles (edit)
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Definite articles
(the)
o a os as
Indefinite articles
(a, an; some)
um uma uns umas

um

  1. (indefinite) a, an; some (in plural).
    Vejo um cachorro (I see a dog)
    Umas mulheres chegaram (Some women arrived)

Noun

um m. (plural ums)

  1. The figure or digit "1": one.
    O um parece o sete sem gravata no pescoço (The one looks like the seven with no tie at its neck)

Pronoun

um

  1. A person: one, someone; some people: some (in plural).
    Chegou-me um e disse: "Olá!" (One came to me and said: "Hello!")
  2. Element(s) of a previously mentioned class: one; some (in plural).
    Comprei uns e me decepcionei (I bought some and got disappointed)

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʌm/, /əm/

Pronoun

um

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) him

See also


Serbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *umъ

Noun

um (Cyrillic spelling ум)

  1. mind
  2. intellect
  3. wit
  4. brain

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