See also: Oom and -oom

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Afrikaans oom. Doublet of eam.

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NounEdit

oom (plural ooms)

  1. (South Africa) An older man, especially an uncle. (Frequently as a respectful form of address.) [from 19th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 73:
      He raised his glass. ‘Here's to you, Oom Ben,’ he said. ‘Give them hell.’

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch oom, from Middle Dutch oom, from Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oom (plural ooms, diminutive oompie)

  1. uncle

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch oom, from Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oːm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: oom
  • Rhymes: -oːm

NounEdit

oom m (plural ooms, diminutive oompje n)

  1. uncle
    Synonym: nonkel

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: oom
  • Indonesian: om
  • West Frisian: omme, omke
  • Sranan Tongo: omu

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *ōm, from Proto-Germanic *awahaimaz (maternal uncle).

NounEdit

ôom m

  1. uncle, brother of one's parent (originally specifically one's mother)

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Further readingEdit

  • oom”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “oom”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

WolofEdit

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oom

  1. knee