faam m (uncountable)
From Old Frisian fāmne (“girl”), from Proto-Germanic *faimnjō (“shepherdess”), often incorrectly assumed to be borrowed from Latin femina (false friend). Cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian foomen, Old Saxon fêmia (“young woman”), Old English fǽmne (“young woman”), Old Norse feima (“shy girl”), Icelandic feiminn (“shy”), feimni (“shyness”).
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