erm

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See also: ERM

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɝm/ enPR: ûrm
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɝm

Used in non-rhotic dialects. Compare um.

Interjection[edit]

erm

  1. (Britain) Used in hesitant speech, or to express uncertainty; um, umm.
    She was going to, erm... the salon, I think.
  2. (Britain) Used to express embarrassment or subtle disagreement.
    Erm, I don't think that was supposed to happen.
    - Bob would never say something like that!
    - Erm, he just did.

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin erēmus, from Ancient Greek ἐρῆμος (erêmos).

Adjective[edit]

erm (feminine erma, masculine plural erms, feminine plural ermes)

  1. deserted, abandoned
  2. uncultivated (not cultivated by agricultural methods)

Noun[edit]

erm m (plural erms)

  1. wasteland

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Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ēn erm. (1.1)

From Proto-West Germanic *arm.[1] Cognates include Old English earm and Old Saxon arm.

Noun[edit]

erm m

  1. (anatomy) arm
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: iarem
    Halligen: eerm
    Heligoland: iaarem
    Mooring: ärm
  • Saterland Frisian: ierm
  • West Frisian: earm

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *arm.[1] Cognates include Old English earm and Old Saxon *arm.

Adjective[edit]

erm

  1. poor
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 29