holm

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See also: Holm, hõlm, and ħolm

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English holm, holme, from Old English holm (wave, ocean, water, sea, islet) and Old Norse holmr, holmi (islet), both from the Proto-Germanic *hulmaz (rising ground, hill, island), from Proto-Indo-European root *kelH- (to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill). Cognate with Old Saxon holm, Old Danish hulm, Middle Low German holm, German Holm, Middle Dutch holm, Swedish holme, Norwegian Bokmål holme, Icelandic hólmur.

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Noun[edit]

holm (plural holms)

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  1. Small island, islet.
  2. An island in a lake, river or estuary; an eyot.
  3. (dialect, chiefly West Yorkshire(?), Scotland, Orkney) Any small island, but especially one near a larger island or the mainland, sometimes with holly bushes; an islet. Often the word is used in Norse-influenced place-names. See also holme.
  4. Rich flat land near a river, prone to being completely flooded; a river-meadow; bottomland.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English holm, holme, alteration of Middle English holin (holly). Doublet of hollin and holly.

Noun[edit]

holm (plural holms)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects) The holly.
    1590, Edmund Spenser, chapter 1, in The Faerie Queen[1], page 1:
    The fruitful olive, and the plantane round;
    The carver holm; the maple, seldom inward sound.
  2. A common evergreen oak of Europe, Quercus ilex; the holm oak.
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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse holmr, from Proto-Germanic *hulmaz.

Noun[edit]

holm c (singular definite holmen, plural indefinite holme)

  1. a small island

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch and Old Dutch holm, ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *holm (hill, rise).

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holm m (plural holmen, diminutive holmpje n)

  1. a small island

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *holm (island), though the meaning was influenced by Old Norse holmr.

Cognate with Old Saxon holm (German Holm), Old Dutch holm (Dutch holm); also Latin culmen (peak); compare culminate.

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holm m (nominative plural holmas)

  1. (poetic) ocean, sea, waters
    Ða wæs heofonweardes gast ofer holm boren.
    The spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: holm, holme

Polish[edit]

holm
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xɔlm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

holm m inan

  1. holmium (chemical element, Ho, atomic number 67)

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Further reading[edit]

  • holm in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *xъlmъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xòːlm/, /xóːlm/

Noun[edit]

họ̄lm m inan

  1. hill

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. hólm
gen. sing. hólma
singular dual plural
nominative hólm hólma hólmi
accusative hólm hólma hólme
genitive hólma hólmov hólmov
dative hólmu hólmoma hólmom
locative hólmu hólmih hólmih
instrumental hólmom hólmoma hólmi

Further reading[edit]

  • holm”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hulmaz. Cognate with Old Norse holmr, Icelandic hólmur, Old Church Slavonic хлъмъ (xlŭmŭ).

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Noun[edit]

holm n

  1. islet (especially nearby river or mainland)

Declension[edit]

Declension of holm 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative holm holmen holmar holmarna
Genitive holms holmens holmars holmarnas

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