foam etymology

English word foam comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)poHimn-, Proto-Indo-European *(s)poH(y)-, and later Proto-Germanic *faimaz (Foam.)

Detailed word origin of foam

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*(s)poHimn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(s)poH(y)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*faimaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Foam.
fām Old English (ang)
fam Old English (ang) Foam.
fom Middle English (enm)
foam English (eng) (intransitive) To form or emit foam.. (intransitive) To spew saliva as foam, to foam at the mouth. (by extension) Sea foam; (figuratively) the sea.. A substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains.. A substance formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid.