Ham vs Hame - What's the difference?

ham | hame |


As a noun ham

is haem / heme.

As a proper noun hame is

tavastia, a historical province and area in finland.

ham

English

(wikipedia ham)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) hamme, from (etyl) . Compare gammon.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.
  • (countable) A thigh and buttock of an animal slaughtered for meat.
  • (uncountable) Meat from the thigh of a hog cured for food.
  • a little piece of ham for the cat
  • * (rfdate), Audra Lilly Griffeth, A King's Daughter (ISBN 146915532X):
  • She put some ham in the beans and cut up some sweet potatoes to boil.
  • The back of the thigh.
  • (internet, informal) Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam or junk mail.
  • Derived terms
    * ham-fisted * hambone * hammy, hamstring

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • Usage notes

    * Persists in many old place names, such as (Buckingham).

    References

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    Etymology 3

    Shortened from , said to derive from the 1863 minstrel show song The Ham-fat Man . "ham", Online Etymology Dictionary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style.
  • An amateur radio operator.
  • Synonyms
    * radio amateur (amateur radio operator)

    Verb

  • To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.
  • Anagrams

    *

    hame

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) hame, home, from (etyl) hama, . More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A covering, skin, membrane.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Part of the harness that fits round the neck of a draught horse that the reins pass through.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) ham, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Etymology 4

    From earlier haum, haume.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

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