Last modified on 21 May 2014, at 00:44

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

VerbEdit

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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Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

tumb

  1. dumb
  2. stupid

DescendantsEdit