Scham

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schame, from Old High German scama, from Proto-Germanic *skamō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European [Term?]. Compare Dutch schaamte, English shame, Danish skam.

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Scham f (genitive Scham, no plural)

  1. shame (uncomfortable feeling at one's own impropriety or at the exposure of something private; but not in the sense of disgrace or being dishonored, for which Schande)
  2. bashfulness, prudishness, shamefacedness
  3. (dated, except in compounds) pubic region including the genitals
  4. (dated) vulva

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Further reading[edit]

  • Scham” in Duden online