faam

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
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