flume

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English[edit]

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From Middle English flum, from Old French flum, flun, from Latin flumen, from fluere (to flow).

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flume (plural flumes)

  1. A ravine or gorge, usually one with water running through.
  2. An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.

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Old Portuguese[edit]

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flume m

  1. Alternative form of frume.

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese flume, frume (river), from Latin flūmen (river), from fluere (to flow).

Cognate with English flume, Italian fiume and Occitan flume.

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flume m (plural flumes)

  1. (obsolete or poetic) river

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