Würm


Würm

Würm [voo rm, woo rm, wurm; German vyrm] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the fourth stage of the glaciation of Eurasia during the Pleistocene.Compare Wisconsin(def 3).

Origin of Würm German (1909), after a river in Bavaria, joining the Starnberger See and the river Amper Examples from the Web for wurm Historical Examples of wurm

  • The Germans apply the word Wurm to express pity or contempt.

    Notes and Queries, Number 221, January 21, 1854

    Various

  • Wurm, without any prefix, had the sense of serpent in German.

    Notes and Queries, Number 225, February 18, 1854

    Various

  • The eminent conductor will Wurm himself into favour with everyone.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, August 10, 1895

    Various

  • Probably they were the tail-end of the great migration of the Wurm ice age.

    The Pacific Triangle

    Sydney Greenbie

  • The musical pabulum here provided will be known as “the Diet of Wurm’s.”

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, August 10, 1895

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for wurm Würm noun

    1. the fourth and final Pleistocene glaciation in Alpine EuropeSee also Günz, Riss, Mindel

    Word Origin for Würm C20: named after the river Würm in Bavaria, Germany

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