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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