cham

[kam]
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cham

noun
  1. an archaic word for khan 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for cham

C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan 1

Cham

noun
  1. plural Cham or Chams a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Word Origin and History for cham
n.

old alternative form of khan, 1550s, from French cham, Medieval Latin cham, alternative forms of chan, can.

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