See also: ERM

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɜːm

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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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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *armaz.

NounEdit

erm m

  1. arm

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: iarem
    Hallig: eerm
    Helgoland: iaarem
    Mooring: ärm
  • Saterland Frisian: ierm
  • West Frisian: earm