opossum

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See also: Opossum

English[edit]

An opossum.

Etymology[edit]

From Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemwa (white dog); compare Ojibwe waabasim (white dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpɒsəm/
  • (file)
  • (US) enPR: ə-päsʹəm, IPA(key): /əˈpɑsəm/[1][2][3] or in abbreviated form like possum, as /ˈpɑsəm/[1][2]
  • Hyphenation: o‧pos‧sum

Noun[edit]

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opossum (plural opossums)

  1. Any American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. The common species of the United States is Didelphis virginiana.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: opòssum
  • Finnish: opossumi
  • Irish: apasam

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 opossum”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 opossum”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  3. ^ opossum”, in Collins English Dictionary.

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Corsican[edit]

Un opossum.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossi)

  1. opossum

References[edit]

  • opossum” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemwa (white dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌoːˈpɔ.sʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: opos‧sum

Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossums, diminutive opossumpje n)

  1. opossum, marsupial of the family Didelphidae
    Synonym: buidelrat

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

opossum m (plural opossums)

  1. opossum
    Synonyms: sarigue; (Louisiana) rat de bois

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