tharm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tharm, therm, from Old English þearm ‎(gut, entrail, intestine), from Proto-Germanic *þarmaz ‎(guts), from Proto-Indo-European *tórmos, *torh₂mo- ‎(hole), from Proto-Indo-European *ter- ‎(to rub, bore, twist). Cognate with Scots thairm ‎(gut, bowel, intestine), North Frisian teerm ‎(bowel), West Frisian term ‎(bowel), Dutch darm ‎(bowel, gut, intestine), German Darm ‎(gut, intestine, bowel), Swedish tarm ‎(bowel, gut), Icelandic þarmur ‎(bowel), Latin trāmes ‎(way, path, track), Ancient Greek τράμις ‎(trámis, tharm, gut).

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Noun[edit]

tharm ‎(plural tharms)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) An intestine; an entrail; gut.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From thar.[1]. Also compare Lithuanian šármas ‎(lye) and German Germ ‎(yeast).

Noun[edit]

tharm m (indefinite plural tharmë, definite singular tharmi, definite plural tharmet)

  1. yeast, sour dough, yoghurt ferment
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References[edit]

  1. ^ A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V.Orel, Koninklijke Brill ,Leiden 2000, p.472