dwalm

1 of 2

noun

variants or dwam
ˈdwȧm
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : a fainting spell or sudden attack of illness
2
chiefly Scottish : daydream, reverie

dwalm

2 of 2

intransitive verb

variants or dwam
"
-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly Scottish
: to fall in a faint : become dazed

Word History

Etymology

Noun

akin to Old English dwolma chaos, Old High German twalm bewilderment, stupefaction, Old Norse dylminn careless, indifferent, Gothic dwalmon to be foolish, insane

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“Dwalm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwalm. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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