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).

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