I'M, contracted from I am.
In composition, is usually the representative of the Latin in; n being changed to m, for the sako of easy utterance, before a labial, as in imbibe, immense, impartial. We use the same prefix in compounds not of Latin origin, as in imbank, imbitter. For im, the French write em, which we also use in words borrowed from their language.
I'M, v. [I'm.]
contracted from I am.
- A contraction of I am.
- A form of the prefix in- not, and
in- in. See In-. Im- also occurs in composition
with some words not of Latin origin; as, imbank,