dum

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

dum

  1. Syllable used when humming a tune.
    • 2012, Graeme Burk, Robert Smith, Who is the Doctor
      I like to hang out with friends and travel the world. But if there's one thing I really love, it's Doctor Who. Dum de dum, dum de dum, dum de dum. Whooo-eee-oooo dum de dum, de dum de dum.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dumbr (dumb), and in the main sense stupid from German dumm. Both from Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-. Compare Swedish and Norwegian dum, Icelandic dumbur, English dumb, Low German dumm, Dutch dom, German dumm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dum (neuter dumt, definite and plural dumme, comparative dummere, superlative dummest)

  1. stupid, dense, thick, dim
  2. foolish, silly, daft

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

dum

  1. for
    Mi estos en Usono dum du jaroj.
    I will be in the USA for two years.
  2. during
  3. while
  4. whereas

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

dum

  1. during

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dum

  1. while, as
    Dum vīxī tacuī, mortua dulce canō.
    While I lived I was quiet; dead I sweetly sing.
  2. until
  3. as long as
    • Dum erunt homines.
      As long as there are men. (As long as mankind exists.)

Usage notes[edit]

Most often used with the present indicative forms of verbs.


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dum

  1. rafsi of du'u.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dumbr, from Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-. Compare Danish and Swedish dum, Icelandic dumbur, English dumb, Dutch dom, German dumm.

Adjective[edit]

dum

  1. foolish
  2. stupid

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

dum (plural duns, feminine duma, feminine plural dumas)

  1. Contraction of de um.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dumbr, from Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-. Compare Norwegian and Danish dum, Icelandic dumbur, English dumb, Dutch dom, German dumm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dum

  1. stupid, dumb
  2. mean, cruel

Declension[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic дум
Roman dum
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

Etymology[edit]

From Persian دم (dom)

Noun[edit]

dum (plural dumlar)

  1. tail