folm

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fulmō (palm of the hand), from Proto-Indo-European *palam-, *plām- (palm of the hand). Cognate with Old High German folma; and (from Indo-European) with Latin palma, Old Irish lám (Welsh llaw). More at palm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

folm f

  1. (poetic) hand, palm
    • 1963, Paull Franklin Baum, Anglo-Saxon Riddles of the Exeter Book
      Ne hafað hio fot ne folm ne æfre foldan hran / ne eagene ægþer twega ne muð hafað.
      It has neither foot nor hand, nor touches the ground / nor two eyes nor mouth nor speaks with men

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fulmō (palm of the hand), from Proto-Indo-European *palam-, *plām- (palm of the hand). Cognate with Old English folm; with Latin palma, Old Irish lám (Welsh llaw).

Noun[edit]

folm f

  1. (poetic) hand, palm
    slog imu tegegnes folmo crafto
    He struck him by the force of his hands (Heliand, verse 4874)

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