temse

noun
\ ˈtemz\
plural -s

Definition of temse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, chiefly British
: sieve

temse

verb
\ "\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of temse (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, chiefly British
: sift

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History and Etymology for temse

Noun

Middle English temse, from Old English temes; akin to Middle Low German tēmes, tēmse sieve, Middle Dutch teems, German dialect zims sieve, Old High German zimissa bran

Verb

Middle English temsen, from Old English temsian, temesian, from temes, noun

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