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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *rēm=, *rōm=
Meaning: dust, sooth
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old English: rōmig `blackened, sooty', cf. hrūmig `id.'
English: room `scurf on the head, dandruff'
Old High German: rām (13.Jh.) `staubiger Schmutz, Russ'; rāmag `schmutzig, russig' (8.Jh.)
Middle High German: rām, rān st. m. 'staubiger schmutz (bes. von der rüstung), russ'
German: dial. Rahm
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *rēm-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: dark
Old Indian: rāmá- `dark, black'; rāmī́ f. `darkness, night'
Germanic: *rēm=, *rōm=
Russ. meaning: темный
References: WP II 342
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1580
Root: rē-5
English meaning: dark
German meaning: `dunkel'
Derivatives: rē-mo- ds.
Material: Ai. rāmá- `dunkelfarbig, schwarz'; n. `Dunkel, Nacht'; rāmī f. `Nacht'; mhd. rām, rōm m. `Schmutz, Ruß'; nisl. rāma-legr `schmutzig'; ahd. rāmac, mhd. rāmec, rāmig `schmutzig, rußig', ags. rōmig `rußig', ne. room `scurf on the head, dandruff';

    ai. rātrī `Nacht' besser zu lat. lateō usw., oben S. 651 nachzutragen.

    Mit -u̯o-Formans: lat. rāvus `grau, graugelb'.

Pages: 853
PIE database: PIE database
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *rVmV
Meaning: dark
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *rēm-
Uralic: *rEmV (Dolg.: FU *r[ü]mke)
Kartvelian: *rum-
References: Долгопольский 1992, Bomhard 1996, 212-213; ND 1991 *rüHmV 'dark' (+ WChad.).
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 1548
Proto: *rEmV
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: colour
German meaning: Farbe
Mari (Cheremis): rǝm, rǝmälɣǝ (KB) 'Dämmerung', rümbalɣa (B) 'dämmern'
Udmurt (Votyak): ǯomi̮t (S), ǯomị̑t (G) 'Dämmerung'
Komi (Zyrian): re̮m (I P), rȯm (PO) 'Farbe', re̮mi̮d (Lu. Ud.) 'Dämmerung', re̮mdi̮- (S) 'sich verdunkeln, sich verfinstern' ( > Khanty V rimǝk, Kam. rimχǝ, O rămǝk 'Dämmerung'; Khanty > Selk. Ta. remi̮k 'dunkel, finster')
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *rum-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: темнеть
English meaning: to get dark
Georgian: rum-
Megrel: rum-
Notes and references: ЭСКЯ 157, EWK 288. Долгопольский (1992), а вслед за ним Бомхард (1996, 212-213) сопоставляют с ПИЕ *remǝ- 'темный', ПФУ *r[ü]mke id.
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : RVMV
Meaning : dark
Eurasiatic : *rVmV
Afroasiatic : *riman-
Sino-Caucasian : *rVmV́
Austric : PAN *qirem 'dark'
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *rVmV́
Meaning: black, dark
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Sino-Tibetan: *rVm
Yenisseian: *tum-
Comments and references : Differently in NSC 63.
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *rVm
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dark
Tibetan: rum darkness, obscurity.
Kachin: rim2 be dusk, dark, nrim2 the evening twilight.
Comments: Rawang rim-rim-na grey (na black); Naga *rVm 'red'. Ben. 84. Cf. also Bodo *ram 'cloud'.
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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *tum-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: black
Ket: tūm
Yug: tum
Kottish: thum; (Бол.) tuma "blackly"; Ass. (М., Сл., Срсл., Кл.) tuma "blackly"
Arin: t́ūma (М., Сл., Срсл., Кл.) "blackly", (М., Сл., Кл.) "blackly", (Лоск.) tümä "blackly, greyly"
Pumpokol: túma (Сл., Срсл., Кл.) "blackly"
Comments: ССЕ 289. Werner 2, 296 *thum.
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