Complete Definition of "ham"

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Etymology 1
From OE. ham#Old English|ham "hollow or bend of the knee," itself from ProtoGermanic? *kham-, from a Proto-Indoeuropean root 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
audio|en-us-ham.ogg|Audio (US)
AHD|/hÄm/
IPA|/hæm/
SAMPA: /<tt>h{m</tt>/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æm|-æm

Noun
en-noun

  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.

#: Quotations
#:* A plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams. - w:William Shakespeare, Hamlet II-ii

Translations
trans-top|region back of the knee joint
Finnish: t-|fi|polvitaive
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Russian: бедÑо (b'edró) n, лÑжка (l'ážka) f
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trans-top|thigh and buttock of any animal slaughtered for meat
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trans-top|thigh of a hog cured for food
Czech: t-|cs|Å¡unka|f
Dutch: ham m, hesp f (Belgium)
Finnish: t+|fi|kinkku
French: t+|fr|jambon|m
German: t+|de|Schinken m
Hungarian: sonka
Italian: t+|it|prosciutto|m
Maltese: perżuta f
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Polish: t|pl|szynka f
Portuguese: (Brasil) presunto m, (Portugal) pernil
Romanian: ÅuncÄ f
Russian: окоÑок (ókorok) m
Polish: szynka m
Slovene: t+|sl|Å¡unka|f
Spanish: t+|es|jamón|m
Swedish: t-|sv|skinka|c
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trans-top|back of the thigh
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Russian: веÑÑина (v'etÄiná) f
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trans-top|actor with an exaggerating style
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trans-top|ham radio operator
Finnish: t-|fi|radioamatööri
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Chinese: ç«è¿ (huÇ tuÇ)
ttbc|Ido: shinko
ttbc|Interlingua: gambon (2)
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Derived terms
ham-fisted
hammy, hamstring

See also
bacon
hog
pig
pork
swine

Etymology 2
Old English ham#Old English|hÄm.

Noun
ham (obsolete)

  1. archaic spelling of home

References
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Meats
Category:Pigs
Category:Anatomy


Catalan

Etymology
Latin hamus

Noun
'ham

  1. fishing hook

Category:Catalan nouns


Danish

Noun
ham

  1. skin

Pronoun
ham

  1. him

Category:Danish nouns
Category:Danish pronouns


Dutch

Noun
ham f (plural hammen, diminutive hammetje)

  1. ham#English|ham

Category:Dutch nouns


Middle French

Noun
ham

  1. Village.

Old English

Pronunciation
IPA|/hÉm/

Etymology 1
Germanic *xamÅ-. Cognate with Middle Dutch hamme (Dutch #Dutch|ham), Old High German hamma (dialectal German Hamm), Old Norse hÇ«m.

Noun
ham f

  1. anatomy|lang=ang ham#English|ham, inner knee

#:Monegum men gescrincaþ his fet to his homme: with many men the feet shrink up to the knee. (Leechbook)

Descendants
English ham#English|ham

Etymology 2
Germanic *xamma-. Cognate with Old Frisian #Old Frisian|ham, Middle Low German hamme (Low German hamm).

Noun
ham m (plural hamas)

  1. enclosure, especially an enclosed pasture or dwelling

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Pronunciation
IPA|/hÉ:m/

Etymology 3
Germanic *xaima-, from Indo-European *kÅim- âvillageâ. Cognate with Old Frisian hÄm, Old Saxon hem|hÄm (Dutch heem), Old High German heim (German Heim), Old Norse heimr (Swedish hem#Swedish|hem), Gothic ð·ð°ð¹ð¼ð. The IE root is also the source of Greek κÏμη, Old Irish cóim, Lithuanian Å¡eima|Å¡eimà, Russian ÑемÑÑ.

Noun
Latinx|hÄm m (plural hamas|hÄmas)

  1. home, house; property, estate

#:Hælend com to Lazares ham: the Saviour came to the home of Lazarus.

Descendants
English home
Scots hame

Category:Old English nouns


Rohingya

Noun
ham

  1. work

Category:Rohingya language


Turkish

Adjective
ham

  1. raw

Category:Turkish adjectives

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Revision and Credits for"ham"
  • 2007-12-09 19:54 - Jyril - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/71.242.91.240|71.242.91.240]] ([[User_talk:71.242.91.240|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Tbot|Tbot]]

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