wem

noun \ˈwem\

Definition of wem

plural

-s

  1. 1 archaic :  a moral stain

  2. 2 chiefly dialectal :  a flaw or stain in something material

  3. 3 archaic :  a bodily spot or scar

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Origin and Etymology of wem

Middle English, alteration (influenced by wemmen to stain, from Old English wemman, from wamm spot, stain) of Old English wamm spot, stain; akin to Old Saxon wam evil, crime, Old Norse vamm blemish, Gothic wamm spot and perhaps to Old Norse vāma sickness, nausea


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