Damm

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tamm. Probably via Old High German *tamm from Proto-Germanic *dammaz, though it is sometimes considered a later backformation from the verb dämmen. The modern consonantism is Central and Low German (compare Middle Low German dam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Damm m ‎(genitive Damms or Dammes, plural Dämme)

  1. dam

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Damm in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German *damm, northern variant of tamm, from Proto-Germanic *dammaz.

Noun[edit]

Damm m (plural Dämm)

  1. dam, dyke

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from French dame.

Noun[edit]

Damm f (plural Dammen)

  1. lady
  2. (card games) queen
  3. (chess) queen
  4. skittle, pin
Synonyms[edit]
  • (pin, skittle): Keel f

See also[edit]