Bisam

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bisem, from Old High German bisam, bisamo, a borrowing from Medieval Latin bisamum, from Hebrew בֹּשֶׂם (bōśem, perfume) (compare English balsam and balm).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːzam/
  • Hyphenation: Bi‧sam

Noun[edit]

Bisam m (genitive Bisams, plural Bisame or Bisams)

  1. musk
  2. muskrat pelt

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisam in Duden online
  2. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1975), Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, p. 79.

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