olm

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English[edit]

Two olms
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Noun[edit]

olm (plural olms)

  1. Proteus anguinus, a cave-dwelling salamander with external gills, found along the coast from northeastern Italy to Montenegro.
    • 1990, Jerry Pallotta, The Frog Alphabet Book, unnumbered page,
      O is for Olm. The Olm has teeny-weeny legs. Its eyes are covered with skin and it can barely see. Olms live in caves where there is hardly any light.
    • 2007, Ross Piper, Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals, page 266,
      A fully grown olm is around 30 cm with a sinuous body and long tail. There are two pairs of stumpy legs and three pairs of feathery gills behind the head. In its natural environment, the olm is pink with semitranslucent skin.
    • 2012, Michael Hearst, Unusual Creatures, page 74,
      Also known as the proteus, the olm is a blind amphibian found only in the underwater caves of southern Europe, specifically parts of Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia.
    • 2012, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves, page 32,
      Olms have special sensors inside their ears that detect sound waves in the water as well as vibrations from the ground.

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Noun[edit]

olm m (plural olmen, diminutive olmpje n)

  1. elm

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse olmr

Adjective[edit]

olm (masculine olm; feminine olm; neuter olmt; plural olme; comparative olmere; superlative olmest)

  1. angry, mad, furious, wrathful

Usage notes[edit]

Not very commonly used. Mostly it appears idiomatically in the terms olm som en okse (furious like a bull) and et olmt blikk (glower)

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References[edit]

  • “olm” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • olm” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Probably related to adulmeca, and possibly urmă. One theory is a Latin root *olmen, ultimately from oleō.

Noun[edit]

olm n (plural olmuri)

  1. (obsolete) perfume, fragrance

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