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Re: Floom origin?
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I've never encountered this name. I don't think it's English (language) in origin. So what other languages have that double-o spelling? I can only think of Dutch.
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I thought the same- Dutch. Sagani's explanation makes sense, though.
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If it's any help ...I would guess its an alternate of the English word "flume" which comes from a Middle English word "flum" which means a river, which in turn comes from Old French, and ultimately from Latin "flumen" and "fluere" probably "to flow" ...
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