aum

noun
\ˈȯm\
plural -s

Definition of aum 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an old Dutch and German unit of liquid capacity (as for wine) varying from 36 to 42 gallons

aum

Definition of aum (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of

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History and Etymology for aum

Noun

Dutch aam, from Middle Dutch āme; akin to Old English ōme, ōma, a liquid measure, Middle High German ōme, Icelandic āma; all from a prehistoric North Germanic-West Germanic word borrowed from Latin ama pail, from Greek amē; akin to Latin sentina bilge water, Lithuanian semti to draw (water)

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