wurm

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wurm m (plural wurmen, diminutive wurmpje n)

  1. worm

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Verb[edit]

wurm

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wurmen
  2. imperative of wurmen

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wurmiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥mis. Cognate with Old Frisian wirm, Old English wyrm, Old High German wurm (German Wurm), Old Norse ormr (Swedish orm (serpent)), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌼𐍃 (waurms, worm, serpent), Dutch worm and wurm. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vermis (worm), Lithuanian varmas (midge), Old East Slavic вермие (vermije) ‘locusts, worms’, Ancient Greek ῥόμος (rhomos, earthworm) (originally *ϝράμος (wramos)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wurm m

  1. a serpent or snake
  2. a creeping insect, maggot, grub, or worm

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