Holm

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From holm ‎(small island).

Proper noun[edit]

Holm

  1. A topographic surname​.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Middle Low German holm ‎(girt), which pertains to the Germanic root *helmô (compare English helm). Older theories derive it from the plural of dialectal Hulbe ‎(beam) with -ben-m (a rather common development in German). This seems less likely, particularly since Holm was spread by Jahn, who introduced several Low German dialect words to the standard.

Noun[edit]

Holm m ‎(genitive Holms or Holmes, plural Holme)

  1. rail, bar (on which to hold on to)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German holm ‎(island), from Proto-Germanic *hulmaz.

Noun[edit]

Holm m ‎(genitive Holms or Holmes, plural Holme)

  1. (regional, Northern Germany) small island

Declension[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From holm, archaic form of holme ‎(small island).

Proper noun[edit]

Holm

  1. A topographic surname​.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From holm, archaic form of holme ‎(small island).

Proper noun[edit]

Holm

  1. A topographic surname​.