- Flemish dialect
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Flemish
- the Flemish
Origin of Flemish
Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk ‘Fleming’ (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and *-iskaz. More at Flanders.
Middle English probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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