Definition of desemer
: an ancient balance : steelyard
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Origin and Etymology of 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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