Fleming

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English flameng, from late Old English Flæmingi, from Old Norse Flǽmingr, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc, Vleminc, from Old Frisian (unattested) (cf. West Frisian Flaming), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and the patronymic suffix -ing ‘belonging to, descended from’. More at Flanders.

Noun[edit]

Fleming (plural Flemings)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Flanders in Belgium.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12, The Cyclops
      --And our eyes are on Europe, says the citizen. We had our trade with Spain and the French and with the Flemings before those mongrels were pupped, Spanish ale in Galway, the winebark on the winedark waterway.

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Proper noun[edit]

Fleming

  1. An English surname​.
  2. Ian Fleming, English writer.
  3. Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist.

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