What is a com?
Sometimes it is interesting to learn about the origin andmeaning even simple and familiar words. Moreover, the use of such words for some reason is not always appropriate. For example, what is a com? In which cases will the use of this word be correct? To designate what can be used? Let's figure it out.
Com like the word itself means condensed(crumpled, compressed) piece of any loose or soft material: a snowball, a clod of earth, a clod of clay. Derivatives from the word com in this sense: a lump, a ball, a comrade, a crumple (crumple in a coma). The plural is coma, clod. For example:
- clothes lay in a corner, crumpled with a shapeless lump;
- problems grew like a snowball;
- clumps of earth rattled loudly against the lid of the coffin.
Kom as a form of the interrogative pronoun "who" (prepositional case): about whom? For example:
- Do you want to know who I'm talking about? About Natalia Alexeevna. (IS Turgenev "Rudin").
- For whom the bell tolls (the name of the novel by E. Hemingway).
Kom as a part of complex words. In this case, part of the word "com" is a reduction of the words "communist" and "commander" or "command": "
- Communist Party - Communist Party;
- brigade commander;
- battalion commander; battalion commander;
- team - the command staff.
This word also became part of some phraseological units and common expressions:
- lump in the throat (a figurative meaning is a spasm in the throat);
- the first pancake is lumpy (the direct value is a crumpled piece of dough, the portable is an unsuccessful beginning).
About the meaning of other words you can learn from our articles in the Definitions section.