marmot

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English[edit]

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Marmota caligata

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French marmote, from Old French marmotaine, marmontaine, murmontain, from Old Franco-Provençal marmotan, Vulgar Latin mures montani, from Latin mus monti 'mountain rat', from Classical Latin mus alpini; akin to Romansch (Engadine) murmont, Old High German muremunto, German dialectal Murmentel, standard Murmeltier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑrmət/
  • Hyphenation: mar‧mot

Noun[edit]

marmot (plural marmots)

  1. Any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from marmotter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marmot m (plural marmots)

  1. (colloquial) kid, brat

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French marmot.

Noun[edit]

marmot m (plural marmots)

  1. brat