From Middle English am, em, from Old English eam, eom (“am”), from Proto-Germanic *immi, *izmi (“am”, form of the verb *wesaną (“to be; dwell”)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (“I am, I exist”). Cognate with Old Norse em, emi (“am”), Gothic ?? (im, “am”), Latin sum (“am”), Ancient Greek εἰμί (eimí), Albanian jam (“I am”), Sanskrit अस्मि (ásmi), Latvian esmu (“(I) am”), esam (“we are”).
- first-person singular present indicative of be
am (not comparable)
- Alternative spelling of a.m.