tirma

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tirma (plural tirmas)

  1. (Scotland, dialect, Hebrides) A bird, the oystercatcher.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Algerian Arabic ترمة (terma). The term possibly traces back to an old dialect word "ṯulma", meaning breach, hole, gap.[1] Possibly related to dialectal Arabic طيز (ṭīz).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tirma f

  1. (anatomy) anus, rectum
  2. (anatomy, vulgar) backside, ass, arse, buttocks
  3. (vulgar) asshole

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte, Band I: Mensch, Natur, Flora und Fauna. Brill, 2010.