marmot

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English[edit]

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Marmota caligata

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French marmote, from Old French marmotaine, marmontaine, murmontain, from Old Franco-Provençal marmotan, from Vulgar Latin *mures montani, from Latin mus monti (mountain rat), from Classical Latin mus alpini; akin to Engadin Romansch murmont, Old High German muremunto (dialectal German Murmentel, standard Murmeltier).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹ.mət/
  • Hyphenation: mar‧mot

Noun[edit]

marmot (plural marmots)

  1. Any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from marmotter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marmot m (plural marmots)

  1. (colloquial) kid, brat

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French marmot.

Noun[edit]

marmot m (plural marmots)

  1. (Jersey) brat