akum, akhom, akkom verb marry: Are ye akhomed, or are ye only gaun aboot wi that wumman? [Are you married, or are you just going out with that woman?] la19-. Compare aukaman etymology: this could be a form of an old Cant word autem ‘a church’, OED gives the compound autem mort ‘a married woman’; or possibly a development from Persian akd-b ‘the marriage vows’; form akhom attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies e20; perhaps only Scots Tinkers; akum form collected by EMcC/PS and attested by BS in TDITA and SS; no evidence to support a connection to Shelta akhim ‘out, outside’; form akkom attested by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies