Words and Phrases
dwam

“dwam”

Meaning:

faint; a weak turn

Alternative spelling/meaning:

  • dwaum, dwamie
  • Dwammin = fainting, swooning, feeling unwell
  • In a dwam = feeling inclined to faint, light-headed

In Literature:

Excerpt from Psalm 84 by Philip Robinson

Ma droothie sowl langs ower ocht
in dwams, thy coorts tae see

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