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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intestine; an entrail; gut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An intestine; an entrail; gut.


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"). (Wiktionary)


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