noun de·se·mer \ˈdāzəmə(r)\

Definition of desemer



  1. :  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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a trip made at another's expense

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