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From Middle English roomth, rumthe, rymthe, from Old English *rȳmþ (roominess, spaciousness) (compare Old English rȳmet (room, space)), from Proto-Germanic *rūmiþō (roominess), from Proto-Germanic *rūmaz (roomy, spacious), equivalent to room (wide, spacious, roomy) +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch ruimte (room, space), German Low German Rüümte (room, space), German Räumte (cargo capacity of a ship).


roomth (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Room; sufficient space for a person or thing to occupy; place.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion:
      But Rydoll, young'st, and least, and for the others pride / Not finding fitting roomth upon the rising side
  2. (obsolete) Roominess; spaciousness.

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