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


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intransitive verb

variants or dwam
chiefly Scottish
: to fall in a faint : become dazed

Word History



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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