ramm

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See also: Ramm, ramm-, and rɑmm

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rammaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ramm m

  1. ram (animal)
  2. battering ram
    • c. 995, Ælfric, Excerptiones De Arte Grammatica Anglice
      Sumu word ġetācniaþ mā mid ānre clipunge: ariēs biþ ramm betwux sċēapum and ramm tō weallġeweorce, and Ariēs is ān þāra twelf tācna.
      Some words signify multiple things with one sound: aries is a ram among sheep and a ram for taking down walls, and Aries is a sign of the Zodiac.

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ram, ramme

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hrogn, from Proto-Germanic *hrugnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *krek- (frogspawn).

Noun[edit]

ramm m

  1. Roe (eggs of a fish.)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rjúmi, from Proto-Germanic *raumaz.

Noun[edit]

ramm m

  1. Cream (fatty part of milk.)
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