damma

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Borrowing from Arabic ضَمَّة ‎(ḍamma, a joining), instance noun of the verbal noun ضَمّ ‎(ḍamm, joining), from the verb ضَمَّ ‎(ḍamma, to join). Refers to the joining of the lips together when making an /u/ sound.

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دُ /du/
دُو /dū/ [du:].

damma ‎(plural dammas or damma)

  1. (linguistics) In Arabic script, the vowel point for "u", appearing as a small curl placed above a letter ـُ and designating a short /u/. If the Arabic letter و ‎(wāw) immediately follows, it indicates a long /ū/.

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damma

  1. to dam

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Etymology[edit]

damm +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

damma ‎(present dammar, preterite dammade, supine dammat, imperative damma)

  1. (transitive) to dust, to remove dust
    Angela dammade ivrigt symaskinen.
    Angela eagerly dusted the sewing machine.
    att damma av
    to dust off
    att damma ned
    to cover with dust
    att damma
    to punch, to hit (someone in a fight; as if with a duster)
  2. (intransitive) to raise dust, to be dusty
    och så for han sin väg, så att det dammade omkring vagnen.
    and so he went away, so the dust whirled about the wagon.

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