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Adam

Noun

1 (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
2 Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792) [syn: Robert Adam]
3 street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug]

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English

Etymology

From Hebrew אָדָם (adam) "earth", "man", "soil", "light brown" < אדמה (adamah) 'red earth', 'ground'.

Proper noun

  1. The first man in the Bible and the Qur'an, the mythological progenitor of the human race.
  2. A given name.
  3. Original sin or human frailty.

Quotations

  • 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 3:20
    And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
  • 1667 — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VII
    Say Goddess, what ensu’d when Raphael,The affable Arch-Angel, had forewarn'dAdam by dire example to bewareApostasie,
  • 1739 — Charles Wesley, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    Second Adam from above,Reinstate us in thy love.
  • 1859 — George Eliot, Adam Bede, ch 1
    Adam Bede was a Saxon, and justified his name; but the jet-black hair, made the more noticeable by its contrast with the light paper cap, and the keen glance of the dark eyes that shone from under strongly marked, prominent and mobile eyebrows, indicated a mixture of Celtic blood.
  • 1904 — Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam's Diary
    Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam’s hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication.
first man in the Bible and Qur’an
  • Arabic: (’ādam)
  • Catalan: Adam
  • Chinese: 亞當, 亚当 (Yǎdāng)
  • Czech: Adam
  • Danish: Adam
  • Dutch: Adam
  • Esperanto: Adamo
  • Estonian: Aadam
  • Finnish: Aadam
  • French: Adam
  • German: Adam
  • Greek: Αδάμ (Aðám)
    Ancient Greek: Ἀδάμ (Adám)
  • Hebrew: אָדָם (Adam)
  • Hungarian: Ádám
  • Icelandic: Adam
  • Indonesian: Adam
  • Interlingua: Adam
  • Irish: Ádhamh
  • Italian: Adamo
  • Kurdish: ئاده‌م, Adem
  • Latin: Adam
  • Latvian: Ādams
  • Lithuanian: Adomas
  • Maltese: Adam
  • Norwegian: Adam
  • Persian: (Âdam)
  • Polish: Adam
  • Portuguese: Adão
  • Russian: Адам
  • Scottish Gaelic: Adhamh
  • Sinhala: ආදම්
  • Spanish: Adam, Adán
  • Swedish: Adam
  • Thai: (aadam)
  • Turkish: Adem
  • Walloon: Adan
male given name
figuratively: original sin; human frailty

Croatian

Etymology

From the proper name Adam, meaning "Adam".

Proper noun

Adam

Czech

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Adam.

Related terms

Danish

Proper noun

  1. Adam.
  2. A given name.

French

Proper noun

  1. Adam.
  2. A given name.

Related terms

German

Proper noun

  1. Adam.
  2. A given name. Pet form: Adi

Icelandic

Etymology

From the proper name Adam, meaning "Adam".

Proper noun

Adam (Adam-s, -)

Derived terms

See also

Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. Adam.
  2. A given name.

Spanish

Proper noun

es-proper noun m

Quotations

  • 1602 — La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 2:20''
    Y puso Adam nombres á toda bestia y ave de los cielos y á todoanimal del campo.

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. Adam.
  2. A given name. Pet form: Adde.

Extensive Definition

Adam may refer to:
ADAM, as a word or as an abbreviation, may also refer to:
In places:
In science:
  • ADAM (birth defect), amniotic deformity adhesions mutilations
  • ADAM protein (A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase protein), a group of enzymes
  • ADAM, an organic compound: 2-((2-((dimethylamino)methyl)phenyl)thio)-5-iodophenylamine used in SPECT and PET scanning
  • Y-chromosomal Adam, patrilineal most recent common ancestor
In government programs:
In companies and products:
In contemporary fiction:
In contemporary music:
  • ADAM, an Italian electro-industrial band
  • "Adam's Song", a song by Blink-182
In other uses:
  • Adam style, a neoclassical style practiced by Scottish architect Robert Adam
  • Adam, a weapon in the Mörser Karl series or mortars

See also

Adam in Bulgarian: Адам (пояснение)
Adam in Danish: Adam
Adam in German: Adam
Adam in Spanish: Adán (desambiguación)
Adam in French: Adam (homonymie)
Adam in Hebrew: אדם (פירושונים)
Adam in Hungarian: Ádám
Adam in Dutch: Adam (doorverwijspagina)
Adam in Japanese: アダム (曖昧さ回避)
Adam in Portuguese: Adão (desambiguação)
Adam in Romanian: Adam (dezambiguizare)
Adam in Russian: Адам (значения)
Adam in Slovak: Adam
Adam in Thai: อาดัม
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