Last modified on 28 May 2014, at 16:14

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch fame, from Old French fame, from Latin fāma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faam m (uncountable)

  1. reputation, fame

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

faam c (plural fammen, diminutive famke)

  1. girl
  2. maidservant
  3. girlfriend