dämlich

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Etymology[edit]

German Low German form that in standard usage replaces High German dämisch, damisch from the same source. The stem has been associated with taumeln ‎(to tumble), but this is unlikely since forms with t- are not attested. More probably pertaining to dämmern ‎(to become dim). No relation whatsoever with Dame as sometimes suggested by popular etymology.

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dämlich ‎(comparative dämlicher, superlative am dämlichsten)

  1. very stupid

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