Definitions

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  • noun An intestine; an entrail; gut.

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  • noun An intestine; an entrail; gut.

Etymologies

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From Middle English tharm, therm, from Old English þearm ("gut, entrail, intestine"), from Proto-Germanic *þarmaz (“guts”), from Proto-Indo-European *tormos, *torh2mo- (“hole”), from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (“to rub, bore, twist”). Cognate with Scots thairm ("gut, bowel, intestine"), North Frisian teerm ("bowel"), West Frisian term ("bowel"), Dutch darm ("bowel, gut, intestine"), German Darm ("gut, intestine, bowel"), Swedish tarm ("bowel, gut"), Icelandic þarmur ("bowel"), Latin trāmes ("way, path, track"), Ancient Greek τράμις (trámis, "tharm, gut") and Albanian tharm ("yeast, acidity") from thërmoj ("to crumble, shatter, crush").

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  • gut

    January 20, 2009

  • In Scotland they claim there is charm in it

    And doctors do say there’s no harm in it,

    But eating of haggis

    I’m certain would gag us

    Because we’re alarmed by the tharm in it.

    May 30, 2018