dwalm

noun
variants: or dwam \ ˈdwȧm \
plural -s

Definition of dwalm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish : a fainting spell or sudden attack of illness
2 chiefly Scottish : daydream, reverie
variants: or dwam \ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of dwalm (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
: to fall in a faint : become dazed

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History and Etymology for dwalm

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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