Wamme

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wambe, from Old High German wamba, from Proto-Germanic *wambō. Wamme shows the normal standard German development -mb--mm-, whereas the variant Wampe has an Upper German consonantism. The two are now usually distinguished semantically, Wamme referring to animals, Wampe to people in colloquial use.

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Noun[edit]

Wamme f (genitive Wamme, plural Wammen)

  1. dewlap (hanging skin on certain animals, such as cattle)
  2. (less common) Alternative form of Wampe (potbelly)

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