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wam

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wamme, wam (belly; stomach), from Old Dutch wamba (belly; body), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wambō (belly, stomach, abdomen), from Proto-Indo-European *wamp- (membrane (of bowels), intestines, womb). Related to Dutch wambuis (gambeson; lit. wamb "belly" + buis "jacket, cover"). Cognate to English womb, Scots wam, wame (womb), German Wamme, Wampe (paunch, belly), Danish vom (belly, paunch, rumen), Swedish våmb (belly, stomach, rumen), Norwegian vomb (belly), Icelandic vömb (belly, abdomen, stomach).

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NounEdit

wam f (plural wammen, diminutive wammetje n)

  1. (archaic) a belly
  2. (archaic) a stomach
  3. a beef dewlap
  4. a fish belly cut open

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Lower SorbianEdit

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wam

  1. dative of wy

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wam

  1. dative of wy