faume

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French femme, feme, fame, fenme, from Latin fēmina, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂ (who sucks), derivation of the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle).

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Noun[edit]

faume f (plural faumes)

  1. (Guernsey) wife
    • 2006, Peggy Collenette, ‘Au shaoux du Vouest’, P'tites Lures Guernésiaises, Cromwell Press 2006, p. 16:
      Mess Gaudiaon et sa faume la Sophie decidirent qui voulais allai au shaoux du Vouest.Mr Gaudion and his wife Sophie decided that they wanted to go to the West Show.
  2. (Guernsey) woman
    • 2006, Marie de Garis, ‘Enne p'tite ôlure’, P'tites Lures Guernésiaises, Cromwell Press 2006, p. 24:
      V'là les daeux faummes à palaïr atour les r'v'énànts et toutes sortes dé sorcheul'rie et ditaï tché, en buvànt leurs thée.There were the two women talking about ghosts and all sorts of witchcraft and such things while drinking their tea.