beorma

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bermô (yeast, leaven), from Proto-Indo-European *bher- (to boil up), from *bʰrewe- (to boil, bubble, burn). Akin to West Frisian berme (barm), Middle Dutch berm, barm (barm); Low German Bärm, Bärme; Swedish bärme; Old English brēowan (to brew), bēor (beer). Cognate to Albanian burmë (fully ripe). More at brew, beer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeo̯rmɑ/, [ˈbeo̯rˠmɑ]

Noun[edit]

beorma m

  1. yeast, leaven
  2. the foam or head of a beer, beerhead

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