dumm

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tump, from Old High German tumb, from Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-. The modern consonantism is Central and Low German (compare Middle Low German dumb, dumm, from Old Saxon dumb). The rare literary variant tumb is a poetic archaism directly borrowed from Middle High German; the expected modern form of this source would be *tumm.

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Adjective[edit]

dumm (comparative dümmer, superlative am dümmsten)

  1. dumb, stupid.

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External links[edit]

  • dumm in Duden online

Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Low Prussian) domm

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon dumb, from Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-. Compare German dumm and tumb, Dutch dom, English dumb, West Frisian dom, Danish dum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dumm (comparative dümmer, superlative dümmst)

  1. dumb, silent, mute
  2. dumb, stupid

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