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Unknown. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin root *adosmicāre, from *adosmāre, from Ancient Greek ὀσμάω (osmáō), which would make sense semantically but is difficult to connect phonetically. Compare Italian ormare, Spanish husmear, husmar probably coming from a Latin *osmāre, ultimately from Ancient Greek. It may be linked with urmă through an *adormicāre. Another less likely etymology may be *adolmicāre, ultimately from oleō. A related term is the obsolete olm.


a adulmeca (third-person singular present adulmecă, past participle adulmecat1st conj.

  1. to sniff, scent, sense or trace through smell (an animal, person, etc.)


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