lum

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See also: lúm and -lum

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lum (plural lums)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A chimney.
    • 1768, Ross, Alexander, Helenore; or, the fortunate Shepherdess: a Poem in the Broad Scoth Dialect:
      Now, by this time, the sun begins to leam,
      And lit the hill-heads with his morning beam;
      And birds, and beasts, and folk to be a-steer,
      And clouds o’ reek frae lum heads to appear.
    • 1785, Burns, Robert, Halloween:
      'Till, fuff! he started up the lum, / An' Jean had e'en a sair heart / To see't that night.
    • 1933, Gibbon, Lewis Grassic, Cloud Howe (A Scots Quair; 2), Edinburgh: Polygon, published 2006, →ISBN, page 277:
      they cleared the Manse and went up by the Mains, with the smell of the dung from its hot cattle-court, and the smell of the burning wood in its lums.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) A woody valley.
  4. (Scotland, Northern England) A deep pool.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to lym.

Noun[edit]

lum m (indefinite plural lumenj, definite singular lumi, definite plural lumenjtë)

  1. river

Adjective[edit]

lum

  1. lucky

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

lum f (plural lumes)

(Gherdëina) light


Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lumi.

Noun[edit]

lum

  1. snow

Novial[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lum

  1. accusative of lu


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin lūmen, from Proto-Indo-European *léwksmn̥, derived from the root *lewk- (bright).

Noun[edit]

lum m (plural lums)

  1. light
  2. light source, such as a lamp or bulb

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps compare obsolete Welsh llumon (chimney).

Noun[edit]

lum (plural lums)

  1. chimney