fum

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See also: fúm, fûm, and füm

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

fum (third-person singular simple present fums, present participle fumming, simple past and past participle fummed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To play upon a fiddle.
    • Ben Jonson
      Follow me, and fum as you go.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fum (plural fums)

  1. (mythology, obsolete) A mythological Chinese bird, the fènghuáng.
    • 1823, Richard Sickelmore, The history of Brighton from the earliest period to the present time
      The fum is a bird said to be found in no part of the world but China. It is described as of most admirable beauty, and if at any time absent, or long unseen, it is regarded as an omen of some misfortune to the royal family.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūmus. Compare Daco-Romanian fum.

Noun[edit]

fum n (plural fumuri)

  1. smoke

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal, from Latin fūmus, from Proto-Italic *fūmos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fum m (uncountable)

  1. smoke

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fames.

Noun[edit]

fum m

  1. hunger

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūmus.

Noun[edit]

fum m (plural fums)

  1. smoke

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūmus. Replaced in later French by fumée.

Noun[edit]

fum m (oblique plural funs, nominative singular funs, nominative plural fum)

  1. smoke

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūmus, from Proto-Italic *fūmos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós.

Noun[edit]

fum n (plural fumuri)

  1. smoke

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Venetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fumus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fum m (plural fumi)

  1. smoke

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fourmi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (obsolete) ant (insect)

Usage notes[edit]

This older term has been replaced by furmid "ant".