Word of the day

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teem (verb) – 1. To be full of things; abound or swarm.
2. (Obsolete) To be or become pregnant; bear young.
3. (Archaic) To give birth to.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The verb teem and the noun team are not just homophones, they are also etymological kin. Teem is derived from Old English t?man or tæman, which originally meant “to bring forth offspring” or “to become pregnant.” That word is related to the ancestor of team, the Old English noun t?am, meaning “offspring, lineage, or group of draft animals.” Team can still be used to refer to a brood of young animals, especially pigs or ducks, but both teem and team have otherwise largely left their offspring-related senses behind.

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