famble

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

famble (plural fambles)

  1. (obsolete, slang) A hand.
    We clap our fambles. — Beaumont and Fletcher.

Etymology 2Edit

Old English falmelen

VerbEdit

famble (third-person singular simple present fambles, present participle fambling, simple past and past participle fambled)

  1. (obsolete) To stammer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)

KrioEdit

EtymologyEdit

English fambly

NounEdit

famble

  1. A family.
    • 1995, Masée Touré, Bai Bureh's Countrymen[1], ISBN 0-85756-189-9, page 12:
      Pa Gasama spoke in Krio, a language that was common to all; 'Famble den who na kushe oh'.


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