faam

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch fame, from Old French fame, from Latin fāma.

Noun[edit]

faam m (uncountable)

  1. reputation, fame

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian fāmne(girl), from Proto-Germanic *faimnjō(shepherdess), often incorrectly assumed to be borrowed from Latin femina (false friend). Cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian foomen, Old Saxon fêmia(young woman), Old English fǽmne(young woman), Old Norse feima(shy girl), Icelandic feiminn(shy), feimni(shyness).

Noun[edit]

faam c (plural fammen, diminutive famke)

  1. girl
  2. maidservant
  3. girlfriend