tumb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tumben, tomben, from Old English tumbian ‎(to tumble, leap, dance), from Proto-Germanic *tūmōną ‎(to turn round). Cognate with Middle High German tumen ‎(to turn round), Icelandic tumba ‎(to tumble). See tumble.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tumb ‎(third-person singular simple present tumbs, present participle tumbing, simple past and past participle tumbed)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To tumble; jump; dance.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the 19th century from written Middle High German [Term?] tump, from Old High German tumb. The inherited form of this word is dumm (Central and Low German) alongside tumm (Upper German; archaic).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tumb ‎(comparative tumber, superlative am tumbsten or am tumbesten)

  1. (rare, literary, dated) simple-minded; naive; oafish

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dumbaz, whence also Old Saxon dumb, Old English dumb, Old Norse dumbr, Gothic 𐌳𐌿𐌼𐌱𐍃 ‎(dumbs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

tumb

  1. dumb
  2. stupid

Descendants[edit]

  • German: tumb; dumm (influenced by Central and Low German)