duim

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch duim.

Noun[edit]

duim (plural duime, diminutive duimpie)

  1. thumb

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dœy̯m/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: duim
  • Rhymes: -œy̯m

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dume, from Old Dutch *thūmo, from Proto-Germanic *þūmô. Compare West Frisian tomme, Low German Dumen, German Daumen, English thumb, Danish tomme, Swedish tumme.

Noun[edit]

duim m (plural duimen, diminutive duimpje n)

  1. thumb, the inner-most finger
  2. inch
  3. pintle (jointed pivot of a hinge, consisting of the pin and the non-moving leaf)
Coordinate terms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: duim
  • Indonesian: dim
  • Papiamentu: dùim

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

duim

  1. first-person singular present indicative of duimen
  2. imperative of duimen

Tok Pisin[edit]

Verb[edit]

duim

  1. to force someone; to challenge someone