gorm

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The ‘r’ found in this spelling is a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English.

Noun[edit]

gorm (plural gorms)

  1. Alternative form of gaum

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gorm

  1. axle grease

Verb[edit]

gorm (third-person singular simple present gorms, present participle gorming, simple past and past participle gormed)

  1. (UK, dialect) To daub with gorm, or with anything sticky.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gorsmos. Same root as Welsh gwrm (dusky) and Irish gorm (blue).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gorm

  1. dark brown

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gorm (blue), from Proto-Celtic *gorsmos. Same root as Welsh gwrm (dusky).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gorm

  1. blue
  2. (of people, skin) black

Declension[edit]

Obsolete spellings

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gorm ghorm ngorm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gorm (blue), from Proto-Celtic *gorsmos. Same root as Welsh gwrm (dusky).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gorm (comparative guirme)

  1. blue
  2. Of blue-green to verdant colour, when applied to plants.

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