aþum

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiþumaz, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old High German eidum (German Eidam), Middle Dutch eidom. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek αἶσα.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːθum/, [ˈɑːðum]

Noun[edit]

āþum m

  1. son-in-law, brother-in-law (the husband of one's daughter or sister)