tomme

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tomme

  1. definite of tom
  2. plural of tom

Etymology[edit]

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From Old Norse *þúmi, from Proto-Germanic *þūmô ‎(thumb). The original meaning is the width of a thumb. Compare Swedish tumme.

Noun[edit]

tomme c (singular definite tommen, plural indefinite tommer)

  1. inch (a unit of length equal to one-twelfth of a foot and equivalent to exactly 2.54 centimetres). The Danish tomme is 2.6 cm.

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tomme

  1. definite singular of tom
  2. plural of tom
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þumal or þumall ‎(thumb)

Noun[edit]

tomme m ‎(definite singular tommen, indefinite plural tommer, definite plural tommene)

  1. an inch (unit of measurement: 12 tommer = 1 fot)
Usage notes[edit]

An old unit of measurement in Norway, nowadays used when referring to the internationally recognised inch.

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tomme

  1. definite singular of tom
  2. plural of tom
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þumal or þumall ‎(thumb)

Noun[edit]

tomme m ‎(definite singular tommen, indefinite plural tommar, definite plural tommane)

  1. an inch (unit of measurement: 12 tommar = 1 fot)
Usage notes[edit]

As above.

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tomme

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of tom.