palmer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman palmer, Old French palmier (palmer), from Latin palma (palm tree).

Noun[edit]

palmer (plural palmers)

  1. A pilgrim who had been to the Holy Land and who brought back a palm branch in signification.
    Pilgrims and palmers plighted them together. – P. Plowman.
    The pilgrim had some home or dwelling place, the palmer had none. The pilgrim traveled to some certain, designed place or places, but the palmer to all. – T. Staveley.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the transitive verb to palm.

Noun[edit]

palmer (plural palmers)

  1. One who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice.

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Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

palma +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

palmer m (plural palmers)

  1. palm tree

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

palmer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of palmō

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

palmer (plural palmeres)

  1. a pilgrim from the Holy Land
    And palmeres for to seken strange stroundes
    To ferne halwes, kouthe in sondry londes.
    – Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, ll. 14–15

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

palmer

  1. indefinite plural of palm