fleume

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin phlegma < Ancient Greek φλέγμα (phlégma).

Noun[edit]

fleume f (oblique plural fleumes, nominative singular fleume, nominative plural fleumes)

  1. phlegm (one of the four elements of the body)
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      Item on peult demander se la fleume se peult adurcir
      One can ask oneself if the phlegm will harden

Descendants[edit]