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.
    • The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane (a1500)
      A gome gais to ane garet.
      A gome goes to a garret.
    • The Scottish Field (1515)
      The King was glade of that golde, that the gome brought.
    • Scots Magazine (1820)
      Whan the stalwart gome strade ower the spait An' clasp'd me in the flude.
      When the stalwart gome strode over the spate and clasped me in the flood.

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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  • 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 bidegroom; a male spouse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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  • 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

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