Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A measure of liquids used, especially for wine and oil, in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Livonia, Esthonia, Denmark, and Sweden; a tierce. Its value differs in different localities: thus, in Amsterdam an aam of wine = 41 gallons, and an aam of oil = 37¾ gallons; while in Brunswick an aam of oil = 39½ gallons. Also written aum, aume, awm, awme.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 361/2, at Hamburg 381/4.
- Borrowing from Dutch aam, from German Ahm, Ohm, from Late Latin ama, from Ancient Greek ἄμη (amē, "bucket"); compare Latin hama ("water bucket"). (Wiktionary)
“Emotions are running high, and it has become abundantly clear that the aam aadmi, or common man, is dissatisfied with the level of corruption in the Indian government.”
“The candidate tweeted: The Inspiring TV show about Delawareans will air at 10 aam and 3 pm today on Channel 28.”
“When Congress was re-elected in 2009, its central platform was the lifting of the "aam aadmi," or common man, out of poverty.”
“Helping the aam aadmi, or "common man" is the stated focus of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh”
“The core strategy of the Congress, which won a second term in office last year, is to target the "aam admi", or common man.”
“This fire of hatred and communal violence is slowly engulfing the entire nation and the common citizens (aam aadmi) have been the worst sufferers as always.”
“Conscious of the needs of the common man or "aam aadmi", Sonia Gandhi has called for an austerity charge.”
“Caste, religion or language based politics is not in the favour of the aam aadmi.”
“This budget seemed to lack that direction though all the major newspapers of the country called it the budget of aam aadmi (the common man).”
“Reply it seems a very long time until the next county is added, its been two and half months sine dublin went live, if they are to finish in 2009 then they would need to get a move on and have at least two counties per month to have it completed by 2009, i aam waiting for derry but it looks like its going to be a very long wait”
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