See also: ERM

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Used in non-rhotic dialects. Compare um.

InterjectionEdit

erm

  1. (Britain) Used in hesitant speech, or to express uncertainty; um, umm.
    She was going to, erm... the salon, I think.
  2. (Britain) Used to express embarrassment or subtle disagreement.
    Erm, I don't think that was supposed to happen.
    - Bob would never say something like that!
    - Erm, he just did.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin erēmus, from Ancient Greek ἐρῆμος (erêmos).

AdjectiveEdit

erm (feminine erma, masculine plural erms, feminine plural ermes)

  1. deserted, abandoned
  2. uncultivated (not cultivated by agricultural methods)

NounEdit

erm m (plural erms)

  1. wasteland

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Old FrisianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
Ēn erm. (1.1)

From Proto-West Germanic *arm.[1] Cognates include Old English earm and Old Saxon arm.

NounEdit

erm m

  1. (anatomy) arm
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: iarem
    Halligen: eerm
    Heligoland: iaarem
    Mooring: ärm
  • Saterland Frisian: Íerm, Äirm
  • West Frisian: earm

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *arm.[1] Cognates include Old English earm and Old Saxon *arm.

AdjectiveEdit

erm

  1. poor
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 29