noun, plural sha·mo·sim [shah-maw-sim] /ʃɑˈmɔ sɪm/.
- shamir, yitzhak,
verb (used with object), shamed, sham·ing.
Origin of shame
noun, plural sham·mo·sim [shah-maw-sim] /ʃɑˈmɔ sɪm/.
Origin of shammes
Examples from the Web for shames
I'm sure ye never saw ponnier plack pluid i' te heart o' a courtier o' King Shames.
How he shames the lion, for whom he could furnish coats half a dozen times over.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
The betrayal of the mother's trust is the "unexampled 180 sin," which scares the world and shames God.
All the shames, sorrows, and sufferings of France were concentered on his head.
But it shames me to remind you of what all but myself seem to have forgotten.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott
- to disgrace
- to surpass totally
- an expression of sympathy
- an expression of pleasure or endearment
Word Origin for shame
noun plural shammosim or shammashim (Hebrew ʃaˈmɔsɪm) Judaism
Word Origin for shammes
Old English scamu, sceomu "feeling of guilt or disgrace; confusion caused by shame; disgrace, dishonor, insult, loss of esteem or reputation; shameful circumstance, what brings disgrace; modesty; private parts," from Proto-Germanic *skamo (cf. Old Saxon skama, Old Norse skömm, Swedish skam, Old Frisian scome, Dutch schaamte, Old High German scama, German Scham). The best guess is that this is from PIE *skem-, from *kem- "to cover" (covering oneself being a common expression of shame).
Until modern times English had a productive duplicate form in shand. An Old Norse word for it was kinnroði, literally "cheek-redness," hence, "blush of shame." Greek distinguished shame in the bad sense of "disgrace, dishonor" (aiskhyne) from shame in the good sense of "modesty, bashfulness" (aidos). To put (someone or something) to shame is mid-13c. Shame culture attested by 1947.
Old English scamian "be ashamed, blush, feel shame; cause shame," from the root of shame (n.). Cf. Old Saxon scamian, Dutch schamen, Old High German scamen, Danish skamme, Gothic skaman, German schämen sich. Related: Shamed; shaming.
In addition to the idiom beginning with shame
- shame on you
- crying shame
- for shame
- put to shame