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helm (plural helms)
- (nautical) The steering apparatus of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.
- (maritime) The member of the crew in charge of steering the boat.
- (figuratively) A position of leadership or control.
- the helm of the Commonwealth
- 2011 January 11, Jonathan Stevenson, “West Ham 2 - 1 Birmingham”, BBC:
- Grant will be desperate to finish the job of getting West Ham to their first Wembley cup final in 30 years when they meet Birmingham in the second leg at St Andrews on 26 January; though arguably of more pressing concern is whether he will still be at the helm for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Arsenal.
- One at the place of direction or control; a guide; a director.
- the helms o' the State, who care for you like fathers
- (obsolete, UK, dialect) A helve.
- To be a helmsman or a member of the helm; to be in charge of steering the boat.
- A wild wave […] overbears the bark, / And him that helms it.
- (by extension) To lead (a project, etc.).
- the business he hath helmed
From Middle English, from Old English helm, Proto-Germanic *helmaz (“protective covering”), probably from Proto-Indo-European *kelmo-s (“to cover, to hide”); cf. *ḱel- (“to hide, protect”). Compare West Frisian helm, Dutch helm, Low German Helm, German Helm, Danish hjelm.
- (archaic) A helmet.
- Luken sweord longe, leiden o þe helmen. — Layamon's Brut, 1275
- (They drew their swords and put on their helmen.)
- Þe helm of hel and þe swerd of þe Spirit. — An Apology for Lollard Doctrines, Attributed to Wycliffe, 1475
- The kynge Ban be-gan to laugh vndir his helme. — Merlin, 1500
- 1927, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Outlaw of Torn, edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
- "A fearful apparition," murmured Norman of Torn. "No wonder he keeps his helm closed."
- A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
helm (plural helms)
- Alternative form of haulm (a straw)
- ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997
- helmet (protective head covering)
This Indonesian entry was created from the translations listed at helmet. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see helm in the Indonesian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) May 2009
From Proto-Germanic *helmaz (“protective covering”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to cover, to hide”). Compare Old Frisian helm, Old Saxon helm, Old High German helm, Old Norse hjalmr, Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌻𐌼𐍃 (hilms).
helm m (nominative plural helmas)
- helmet, protection, defense, covering, crown
- Hyrsta scýne, bord and brád swyrd, brúne helmas — Judith (excellent/beautiful gear, shield and broad sword, brown helmen)
- summit, top (of trees)
- protector, lord
- bānhelm m. — helmet, shield
- bārhelm m. — helmet with the image of a boar
- behelmian — to cover over
- cynehelm, cynehealm m. — diadem, royal crown; royal power.
- cynehelmian — to crown
- grīmhelm m. — helmet (with visor)
- gūþhelm m. — helmet
- hæleþhelm, heoloþhelm — helmet which makes the wearer invisible
- hēahhelm — loftily crested
- helmberend m. — helmeted warrior
- helmian, hilman, hylman — to cover, crown; provide with a helmet
- hilman m. — helmet, cover
- irsenhelm, īsenhelm m. — iron helmet
- lēafhelmig — leafy at the top
- leþerhelm m. — leathern helmet
- lyfthelm m. — air, mist, cloud.
- misthelm m. — covering of mist
- nihthelm m. — shades of night.
- oferhelmian — to overshadow
- sceaduhelm m. — darkness
- sundhelm m. — covering of water, sea
- wæterhelm m. — covering of ice
- wuldorhelm m. — crown of glory
- English: helm
Old High German
- German: Helm