Derived from the noun at hand in Otem (“breath”), under the influence of German atmen, from Old High German ātamōn. This influence is seen in the -t-, but also in the fact that the inherited verbs throughout Central Franconian have umlaut (ädeme, ödeme, compare Middle High German ætemen). Compare also Dutch ademen.
- to breathe
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