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Etymology - Dumka and Dumb

 
 
dpcook
 
Reply Sun 17 Jan, 2016 06:33 pm
Is there any evidence relating the 'dumka' (the Ukranian for 'thought' and often cited as a musical style), and the English 'dumb'?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jan, 2016 07:29 pm
@dpcook,
no. no relationship.

Etymology:

before 1000; Old English; cognate with Old Norse dumbr, Gothic dumbs, Old Saxon dumb, Old High German tump, German dumm
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