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Om

English

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From Sanskrit (o?) or (au?). The former is used in both Buddhist and Hindu settings, while the latter (also written ?) is exclusively Hindu.

Pronunciation

Noun

om (plural oms)

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism) A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 800:
      In fact it sounded exactly like the voice of Livia, her vanished sister, and, like her, it was intoning the Aum just as she used once to do at the beginning of her yoga sessions.
    • 2001, Hazel Curry, The Guardian, 20 Oct 2001:
      Om is pronounced "a-a-o-o-u-u-m-m" and is repeated slowly for as long as possible.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

om (third-person singular simple present oms, present participle omming, simple past and past participle ommed)

  1. (intransitive) To chant the sacred syllable om.
    • 1996, Nora Sayre, Sixties Going on Seventies (page 14)
      Allen Ginsberg omming like a death rattle, his voice ravaged by the days of Hindu chants and gas.
    • 2015, Hilary H. Carter, Number Woman
      I had to go into church to clear it by chanting the sacred mantra 'Om'. I was omming, loudly and intensely so that the vibration of that sacred mantra would fill every corner.

Anagrams


Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin hom?.

Pronunciation

Noun

om m (plural oaminj)

  1. man, person

Derived terms

See also


Catalan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From older olm, from Old Occitan (compare Occitan olm), from Latin ulmus (compare French orme, Spanish olmo), from Proto-Indo-European *h?élem ("mountain elm") (compare English elm).

Pronunciation

Noun

om m (plural oms)

  1. elm

Chickasaw

Adjective

om

  1. on

Chuukese

Determiner

om

  1. Alternative spelling of omw ("your")

Related terms



Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse um, from Proto-Germanic *umbi.

Pronunciation

Adverb

om

  1. such that something changes orientation or has its orientation changed
  2. such that something moves or is moved to the far side of something
    • 2015, Karsten H Petersen, To mus på tur: en julekalender og en påskekalender, BoD - Books on Demand ->ISBN
      De skal om på den mørke side af kirken.
      They are going to the dark side of the church.
  3. such that something is surrounded
    • 2016, Ole Henrik Laub, Hovedrollen, Lindhardt og Ringhof ->ISBN
      Vred kluden op, vaskede fingeren, viklede papir om og begyndte igen at skrælle kartofler.
      Wringed the rag, washed the finger, wrapped paper around [it] and resumed peeling potatoes.
  4. in changing, goalless directions
    • 2017, Hjalmar Söderberg (Translated by Jørgen Årup Hansen), Doktor Glas, Gyldendal A/S ->ISBN, page 28
      ... hvor længe skal jeg flakke om i denne gådernes og drømmenes og de uransagelige fænomeners verden?
      ... for how long must I wander about in this world of the riddles, the dreams and the inscrutable phenomena?
  5. again, returning to the beginning (whence ommer, om igen, tro om igen)
    • 2014, Dennis Jürgensen, Måske, Tellerup A/S ->ISBN
      ,,Nej. Hvis du tror jeg vil se passivt til, mens du ødelægger din mands og dit eget liv med dette martyrium, så må du tro om ..."
      "No. If you think I intend to look on passively while you destroy your husband's and your own life with this martyrium, you will have to think again ..."
    • 2016, Terje Nordberg, Det må godt føles rart, Lindhardt og Ringhof ->ISBN
      Jo, jeg har da haft mine nu'er, men hvis jeg skulle gøre det hele om, ville jeg sørge for at have mange flere af dem.
      Sure, I have had my nows, but if I had to do it all again, I would make sure to have many more of them.
    • 2017, Morten Sabroe, Love Me Do, Politikens Forlag ->ISBN
      Han skrev den om tre gange.
      He rewrote it three times.
  6. such that something is changed (whence lave om
    • 2017, Sacha Batthyany (Translated by Uffe Gardel), Og hvad har det med mig at gøre, Art People ->ISBN
      Men verdenskrisen i 1929 lukkede fabrikken, og indenrigsministeriet overtog den og byggede den om til et fængsel.
      But the world crisis in 1929 closed down the factory, and the ministry of internal affairs took it and rebuilt it into a prison.
  7. going forwards in a book or similar, reaching some page
    • 2014, Lene Dybdahl, Nøglens Vogtere #2: Visigotens Hjelm, Tellerup A/S ->ISBN
      Consuela bladrede langsomt om på indholdsfortegnelsen.
      Slowly, Consuela turned the pages till she reached the table of contents.
  8. such that something rotates or revolves (either of its own accord or by external influence)
    Hun vendte sig om og så på ham.
    She turned and looked at him.

Conjunction

om

  1. whether
    Jeg skulle spørge om du havde fem minutter?
    I have been asked to ask [you] if you have five minutes?
  2. if
    Fjern om nødvendigt jorden.
    If necessary, remove the dirt.
    Om du bare ville lytte, skal jeg forklare alt.
    If only you would listen, I shall explain everything.
  3. if (conceding)
    Hun var om ikke død, så i hvert fald stærkt såret.
    She was, if not dead, then at least seriously wounded.
  4. even if
    • 2013, Gyldendal, Breve hjem: Danske soldater i Første Verdenskrig, Gyldendal A/S ->ISBN
      ... men du, jeg vil have den; før holder jeg ikke op, om så jeg skal med i en krig til.
      ... but hey, I want [a medal]; I shall not stop before [getting it], even if I shall have to go to another war.
  5. Introduces a desire.

Synonyms

Preposition

om

  1. about
    Han viklede dem om sin lillefinger.
    He wrapped them around his pinky finger.

References


Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch ombe, omme, from Old Dutch umbi, umbe, from Proto-Germanic *umbi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?m/
  • (file)

Preposition

om

  1. around, about
  2. at (a time)

Inflection

Adverb

om

  1. around, about
  2. around, over (to another state)
    Hij zette de schakelaar om.
    He turned the switch over.
  3. over, from an upright to a horizontal position (as in "fall over")

Derived terms

Related terms

Conjunction

om

  1. (om te) in order to; shortening of om te
    Ik ga naar de winkel om boodschappen te kopen
    I am going to the shop to buy some groceries.

Adjective

om (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. convinced, persuaded
    De rechter is om.
    The judge has been persuaded.
    (literally, "The judge is over.")
  2. up; over; gone (time)
    Je tijd is om.
    Your time is up.

Friulian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin hom?.

Noun

om m (plural oms) or umign

  1. man, person
  2. husband

Synonyms

See also


Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['om]
  • Hyphenation: om

Etymology 1

From Sanskrit (o?) or (au?) or ? (o?). Cognate with Balinese .

Interjection

om

  1. (Hinduism, Buddhism) A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.

Etymology 2

From Dutch oom ("uncle"), from Middle Dutch oom, from Old Dutch *?m, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz ("maternal uncle"), from Proto-Indo-European *h?éwh?os ("maternal uncle, maternal grandfather").

Noun

om (plural, first-person possessive omku, second-person possessive ommu, third-person possessive omnya)

  1. (colloquial) uncle (The brother or brother-in-law of one's parent)
  2. (colloquial) uncle (form of address to a man by young people or children)

Further reading


Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

Preposition

om

  1. Alternative form of omme

Adverb

om

  1. Alternative form of omme

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse um, from Proto-Germanic *umbi ("around, about").

Pronunciation

Preposition

om

  1. around
    Bind et rep om halsen hans! (Tie a rope around his neck!)
  2. (when speaking of time) in (after a period of time)
    Jeg kommer om ti minutter. (I shall be there in ten minutes)
  3. about
    Vi snakket nettopp om deg. (We were just talking about you)
  4. during, in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
    om våren
    during the spring, in the springtime
    om kvelden
    in the evening

Conjunction

om

  1. whether
    De spurte om jeg ville komme. (They asked whether I would come.)

Derived terms

See also

References

  • "om" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse um, from Proto-Germanic *umbi ("around, about").

Pronunciation

Preposition

om

  1. around
    Bind eit reip om halsen på han!
    Tie a rope around his neck!
  2. in (when speaking of time) (after a period of time)
    Eg kjem om ti minutt.
    I shall be there in ten minutes
  3. in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
    om våren
    in the spring, in the springtime
    om kvelden
    in the evening
  4. about
    Me snakka nettopp om deg.
    We were just talking about you
  5. via
    Me køyrde til Bergen om Hardanger
    We drove to Bergen via Hardanger

Derived terms

See also

References

  • "om" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Pronunciation

Noun

om m

  1. Alternative form of hom

Old Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin hom?.

Noun

om m (oblique plural oms, nominative singular oms, nominative plural om)

  1. man (male adult human being)

Polish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Named after the German physicist Georg Ohm.

Pronunciation

Noun

om m inan

  1. ohm

Declension


Romanian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin hom?, from earlier hem?, from Proto-Italic *hem?, from Proto-Indo-European *m? ("earthling"). Compare Aromanian om, Catalan home, French homme, Italian uomo, Portuguese homem, Sardinian ómine, Spanish hombre.

Noun

om m (plural oameni)

  1. (now rare) man (male)
  2. (regardless of gender) human
Declension
Synonyms
Antonyms
Derived terms
Related terms

Etymology 2

Auxiliary verb form

Verb

(noi) om (modal auxiliary, first-person plural form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (we) might
    om merge mâine undeva
    we might go somewhere tomorrow

Further reading


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse um, from Proto-Germanic *umbi, from Proto-Indo-European *h?m?b?i.

Pronunciation

Conjunction

om

  1. if

Preposition

om

  1. about
    en bok om tåg
    a book about trains
    Vad pratar de om?
    What are they talking about?
  2. in, within (when talking about time)
    om tio minuter
    in ten minutes
  3. around
    Han har ett rep om sin hals
    He's got a rope around his neck
    De flyttade om möblerna
    They moved the furniture around
    Kocken rörde om i grytan
    The chef stirred (moved around) the pan
  4. during, in (with words for seasons or times of the day)
    om våren
    during the spring, in the springtime
    om kvällarna
    in the evenings
  5. a (only when speaking about frequencies)
    Han röker fem cigaretter om dagen
    He smokes five cigarettes a day
    De reser till Finland två gånger om året
    They go to Finland twice a year
  6. of
    till vänster om kylskåpet
    to the left of the refrigerator
    norr om staden
    north of the city
    Ta hand om det!
    Take care of it!

Derived terms

Particle

om

  1. specifies that a verb is done again, compare English "re-".
    Hon målade om huset.
    She repainted the house.
    Sara blev tvungen att göra om läxorna.
    Sara had to do her homework again.

Anagrams


Ternate

Adjective

om

  1. ripe

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001). A Descriptive Study of the Language of Ternate, the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia. University of Pittsburgh.

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Noun

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Adjective

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Verb

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Volapük

Pronoun

om (plural oms)

  1. he (third-person masculine)
  2. (obsolete) it (third-person neuter)

Declension


West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian umbe, from Proto-Germanic *umbi, from Proto-Indo-European *h?m?b?i.

Preposition

om

  1. around, about
  2. about, regarding

Further reading

  • "om (I)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Adverb

om

  1. around, about

Further reading

  • "om (I)", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Zou

Noun

om

  1. chest

Verb

om

  1. disengage

References


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