oermens

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From oer- +‎ mens, likely a calque of German Urmensch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːr.mɛns/
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  • Hyphenation: oer‧mens

Noun[edit]

oermens m (plural oermensen)

  1. A prehistoric human, especially an apeman. [from late 1860s]
  2. (dated) A primitive human, considered uncivilised. [from late 19th c.]