opossum

See also: Opossum

EnglishEdit

 
An opossum.

EtymologyEdit

From Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemwa (white dog); compare Ojibwe waabasim (white dog).

Sometimes falsely attributed to a Latin origin, as if from *oppossum; confer actual Latin possum (I am able, I can).

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opossum (plural opossums)

  1. Any American marsupial of the family Didelphidae. The common species of the United States is Didelphis virginiana.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: opòssum
  • Irish: apasam

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 opossum” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 opossum”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. ^ opossum” in the Collins English Dictionary

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CorsicanEdit

 
Un opossum.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal).

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NounEdit

opossum m (plural opossi)

  1. opossum

ReferencesEdit

  • opossum” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English opossum, from Powhatan aposoum (white animal), from Proto-Algonquian *wa·p-aʔθemwa (white dog).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌoːˈpɔ.sʏm/
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  • Hyphenation: opos‧sum

NounEdit

opossum m (plural opossums, diminutive opossumpje n)

  1. opossum, marsupial of the family Didelphidae
    Synonym: buidelrat

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opossum m (plural opossums)

  1. opossum

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