gome

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See also: gomë and gɔmɛ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gome (man), from Old English guma (man), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (man), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ (earthling), *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling). Related to Latin homō. See also human.

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Noun[edit]

gome

  1. (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England) A man.
    • a. 1500, The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane:
      A gome gais to ane garet.
    • 1515, The Scottish Field:
      The King was glade of that golde, that the gome brought.
    • 1820, Scots Magazine:
      Whan the stalwart gome strade ower the spait An' clasp'd me in the flude.

Usage notes[edit]

The word gome survives only as part of the oral tradition in rural Scotland and Northern England. It is not used in common speech.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English guma, from Proto-Germanic *gumô, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːm(ə)/, /ˈɡum(ə)/

Noun[edit]

gome (plural gomes or gomen)

  1. A man; a male human being.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      And þus bigynneth þes gomes · to greden ful heiȝ.
    • c1450, Life of Saint Cuthbertː
      Some towns wex near toom, In the which woned many a gome.
    • a1460-a1500, The Towneley Plays:
      To thee, Jesus, I make my mone..farwell! gracious gome! where so thou gone..
  2. A fighter or combatant; one who engages in battle.
  3. A young male; a child who is male.
  4. A person of any gender; a human being.
  5. (rare) A male hireling, assistant or underling
  6. (rare) A bridegroom; a male spouse.
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: gome
  • Scots: gome
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old English gōma, from Proto-Germanic *gōmô.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːm(ə)/, /ˈɡɔm(ə)/

Noun[edit]

gome (plural gomes or goman)

  1. (often in the plural) The flesh around the teeth; the gum.
  2. The interior of one's mouth; the palate or roof of the mouth.
  3. (rare, late me) One's teeth or jaws.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse gaumr, from Proto-Germanic *gaumaz.

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gome (uncountable)

  1. Regard, attention, gaum.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman gome.

Noun[edit]

gome

  1. Alternative form of gumme

Etymology 5[edit]

From Old English gomen, variant of gamen.

Noun[edit]

gome

  1. Alternative form of game

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gome, gume, from Old English guma (man, lord, hero), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (man).

Noun[edit]

gome (plural gomes)

  1. a man