From Middle English tharm, therm, from Old English þearm (“gut, entrail, intestine”), from Proto-Germanic *þarmaz (“guts”), from Proto-Indo-European *tórmos, *torh₂mo- (“hole”), from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (“to rub, bore, twist”). Cognate with Scots thairm (“gut, bowel, intestine”), North Frisian teerm (“bowel”), West Frisian term (“bowel”), Dutch darm (“bowel, gut, intestine”), German Darm (“gut, intestine, bowel”), Swedish tarm (“bowel, gut”), Icelandic þarmur (“bowel”), Latin trāmes (“way, path, track”), Ancient Greek τράμις (trámis, “tharm, gut”), τόρμος (tórmos, “socket, peg”). Doublet of derm.
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m
tharm (plural tharms)
From Old English þearm, from Proto-Germanic *þarmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *tórmos, cognate to Old Frisian therm, Middle Low German darm, Middle Dutch darm, daerm, derm, Middle High German darm, Old Swedish tharmber, and Ancient Greek τόρμος (tórmos).
tharm (plural tharmes)
- One of a creature's organs especially when located in the chest.
- (often as plural) The guts, entrails, bowels or intestines.
- (often as plural) The guts or intestines used as food.
- (rare) A parasitic worm living in the intestines.
- (rare) A child; one of one's immediate offspring or descendants.