alym

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman alum, alun, from Latin alūmen. Forms with a vocalism in -i- have parallels in some of the langues d' oïl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈliu̯m/, /aˈliːm/, /ˈalum/, /ˈalim/, /ˈaləm/

Noun[edit]

alym (uncountable)

  1. Any alum, especially potash alum.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: alum
  • Scots: aum, awm, alm

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