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Map of the Liemers and surrounding regions


Possibly from Lee, Ly (a brook in the area) +‎ -mers. The second element is cognate with English marsh; compare Middle Dutch mersch, Middle Low German mersch. Others derive it from Latin līmes (border). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.


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Liemers ?

  1. Area in The Netherlands, province of Gelderland, between Arnhem and Doetinchem
  2. The Low Franconian dialect spoken in that region.