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þuma

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Old English

Etymology

Germanic *þumon-, from Indo-European *tūmon- ‘thick finger’, from *tū- ‘swell’. Cognate with Old Low German *thumo (Dutch duim), Old High German dūmo (German Daumen); and with Latin tumēre ‘to swell’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈθuːmɑ/

Noun

þūma m.

  1. thumb

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative þūma þūman
accusative þūman þūman
genitive þūman þūmena
dative þūman þūmum


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