faam

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /faːm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːm

Noun[edit]

faam m (uncountable)

  1. reputation, fame

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian fāmne (girl), from Proto-Germanic *faimnijǭ (shepherdess).

Noun[edit]

faam c (plural fammen, diminutive famke)

  1. girl
    Coordinate term: jonge
  2. maidservant
  3. girlfriend
    Coordinate term: feint

Further reading[edit]

  • faam (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011