idioom

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French idiome, and its source, Late Latin idioma, from Ancient Greek ἰδίωμα (idíōma, a peculiarity, property, a peculiar phraseology, idiom), from ἰδιοῦσθαι (idioûsthai, to make one's own, appropriate to oneself), from ἴδιος (ídios, one's own, pertaining to oneself, private, personal, peculiar, separate).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: idi‧oom

Noun[edit]

idioom n (plural idiomen, diminutive idioompje n)

  1. idiom, expression or a combination of words used in a language in a way which is typical for that particular language

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