ammer

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See also: Ammer, 'ammer, and Am. Mer.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the second element of yellow-ammer, favoured over hammer owing to the spelling of its German cognate and synonym Ammer(bunting). The -(h)ammer element may represent the Old English amore (given in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts as a gloss for the unidentified Latin word scorellus) or -hama (“natural integument”; whence the obsolete hame, of the same meaning); the plausibility of and the lack of conclusive evidence for either interpretation renders the prescriptive favouring of yellow-ammer over yellow-hammer unwarranted.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ammer (plural ammers)

  1. The yellowhammer; yellow bunting; Emberiza citrinella.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

ammer m, f

  1. indefinite plural of amme

Verb[edit]

ammer

  1. present tense of amme

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

ammer f

  1. indefinite plural of amme