Wem meaning

(UK dialectal) A spot; stain; mark; scar; weal; bruise.
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(UK dialectal) A (moral) blemish; fault; blemish; taint.
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(UK dialectal) Neglect; damage.
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(UK dialectal) To injure or disfigure; blemish; mark; scar.
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(UK dialectal) To defile; pollute; corrupt; vitiate.
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(UK dialectal) To violate (one's word).
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Origin of wem

  • From Middle English wem, wemme, from Old English wamm (“stain, spot, scar, disgrace, defect, defilement, sin, evil, crime, injury, loss, hurt, misfortune”), from Proto-Germanic *wammaz (“stain, spot”), from Proto-Indo-European *wem- (“to spew, vomit”). Cognate with Icelandic vamm (“loss, damage”), Latin vomō (“vomit”, verb) (English vomit), Ancient Greek ἐμέω (eméō, “I spew”) (English emesis), Lithuanian vemti (“to vomit”), Sanskrit वमति (vamati, “to vomit”)

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  • From Middle English wemmen, from Old English wemman (“to defile, besmirch, profane, injure, ill-treat, destroy, abuse, revile”), from Proto-Germanic *wammijaną (“to stain”), from Proto-Indo-European *wem- (“to spew, vomit”).

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