verstommen etymology

Dutch word verstommen comes from Dutch stom

Detailed word origin of verstommen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stom Dutch (nld) Foolish, senseless, piteous. In compounds essentially reinforcing the sense. Mentally dulling, soul-killing. Mute, unable to speak, as medical condition or species-determined. Speechless; soundless, silent. Stupid, dumb. Wordless, non-verbal.
verstommen Dutch (nld)