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ammer

See also: Ammer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the second element of yellow-ammer, favoured over hammer owing to the spelling of its German cognate and synonym Ammer (bunting). The -(h)ammer element may represent the Old English amore (given in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts as a gloss for the unidentified Latin word scorellus) or -hama (“natural integument”; whence the obsolete hame, of the same meaning); the plausibility of and the lack of conclusive evidence for either interpretation renders the prescriptive favouring of yellow-ammer over yellow-hammer unwarranted.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ammer (plural ammers)

  1. (ornithology) The Yellow-hammer; yellow bunting; Emberiza citrinella.

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NorwegianEdit

VerbEdit

ammer

  1. present tense of amme

NounEdit

ammer

  1. plural indefinite of amme