de·se·mer | \ˈdāzəmə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of desemer 

: an ancient balance : steelyard

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History and Etymology for desemer

German, from Low German, alteration of Middle Low German bisemer, besemer, of Baltic origin; akin to Lithuanian bezmė̃nas, of Slavic origin; akin to Old Russian bezmĕnŭ desemer, small weight, Polish bezmian, przezmian balance without pans, perhaps of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish batman small weight

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