Ancient Word of the Day: Rema

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Rema (Shetland Scots)

The mirror-calm surface of the sea on a calm day. A body of water with a surface as smooth as cream. Comes from the Scots word “reyme”, meaning “cream”).

Rjómalogn (Icelandic)

Cream-calm, used to denote  profoundly tranquil weather or sea.

Arafin (Welsh)

Calm or slow weather in Welsh.

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blikkstille./ blekkstille (Norwegian)

A sea as still as sheet metal or ink.

Transjø (norwegian)


Calma Piatta (Italian)

A sea that’s flat calm or dead calm.

Liscio come l’olio (Italian)

As smooth as oil

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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

3 thoughts on “Ancient Word of the Day: Rema

    1. Yeah learning Italian would be amazing, it’s such a beautiful language I agree. Have you tried Duolingo? It’s free and it’s really fun I have learned Polish this way, (my partner he is from Poland) and it really helped me when I met his family. I highly recommend Duolingo if you want to start learning a language. 🙂 Take care mate

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