gaum

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English (dialectal) gome, from Old Norse gaumr, gaum (heed, attention), from Proto-Germanic *gaumō (attention).

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Noun[edit]

gaum (plural gaums)

  1. (dialectal, UK) attention, understanding

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English *gomen, from the noun. See above.

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Verb[edit]

gaum (third-person singular simple present gaums, present participle gauming, simple past and past participle gaumed)

  1. (dialectal) To understand; distinguish; consider
  2. (dialectal, transitive) To pay attention to; take note of; notice
  3. (dialectal) To fear
  4. (dialectal, Northern England, Appalachian) To handle improperly
  5. (dialectal) To smear; maul
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gaumr.

Noun[edit]

gaum m (definite singular gaumen, indefinite plural gaumar, definite plural gaumane)

  1. attention
    Gje gaum!
    Pay attention!

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