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cham

 (kăm)
n. Archaic
A Tatar or Mongol khan.

[Middle French, from Old French kaan, kan, partly from Mongolian kağan and partly from Tatar xan; akin to Turkish han, khan; see khan1.]

cham

(kæm)
n
(Historical Terms) an archaic word for khan11
[C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan1]

Cham

(tʃæm)
npl Cham or Chams
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family

cham

(kæm)

n.
Archaic. khan 1.
References in classic literature ?
The tradition generally received derives them from Cham, the son of Noah, and they pretend, however improbably, that from his time till now the legal succession of their kings hath never been interrupted, and that the supreme power hath always continued in the same family.
Their histories count a hundred and sixty-two reigns, from Cham to Faciladas or Basilides; among which some women are remarkably celebrated.
But the affair did not end so; the next day came a great number of the country people to the town gates, and in a most outrageous manner demanded satisfaction of the Russian governor for the insulting their priests and burning their great Cham Chi-Thaungu.
So he takes his bow and arrows, and getting on horseback, he rides away from our rear directly, as it were back to Nertsinskay; after this he takes a great circuit about, and comes directly on the army of the Tartars as if he had been sent express to tell them a long story that the people who had burned the Cham Chi-Thaungu were gone to Sibeilka, with a caravan of miscreants, as he called them--that is to say, Christians; and that they had resolved to burn the god Scal-Isar, belonging to the Tonguses.
If the Tartars had their Cham Chi-Thaungu for a whole village or country, these had idols in every hut and every cave.
Beyond that again is the kingdom of Prester John and of the great Cham. These things I know for very sooth, for I had them from that pious Christian and valiant knight, Sir John de Mandeville, who stopped twice at Beaulieu on his way to and from Southampton, and discoursed to us concerning what he had seen from the reader's desk in the refectory, until there was many a good brother who got neither bit nor sup, so stricken were they by his strange tales."
Then, all together, they struck up the wailing cham that I heard on the hillside:
We are perplexed as to how something could be both retroactive and prospective at the same time,' Cham said in his letter to Pernia submitted on Monday.
Kampong Cham police said the death of 38-year-old Tith Rorn on April 18 in Kampong Cham prison was down to him collapsing the previous day in the toilet of the provincial police headquarters while being temporally detained there.
Da Nang [Vietnam], Nov 19 ( ANI ): President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind visited the Museum of Cham sculpture in the city of Da Nang on Monday morning on the second day of his three-day visit to Vietnam.
Cham, 19, bagged a bronze Down Under as part of Team Scotland alongside teammates Frank Baines, Hamish Carter and Daniel Purvis in the team event.
The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG's Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland as well as all brands and know-how.