yelm

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yelm, from Old English ġilm, ġelm (handful), from Proto-West Germanic *galmi, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɛlm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

yelm (plural yelms)

  1. (dialect) A bundle of straw for thatching.
    • 1952, Louis Francis Salzman, Building in England, p. 224:
      The thatcher then laid the 'yelms' , or bunches of drawn straw, on the laths, beginning at the eaves and working up towards the ridge.

Verb[edit]

yelm (third-person singular simple present yelms, present participle yelming, simple past and past participle yelmed)

  1. (dialect) To prepare straw for use as thatch.
    • 1952, Louis Francis Salzman, Building in England, p. 224:
      The preparation of straw for thatch, which was known as 'yelming' , consisted in damping it and 'drawing' it with a thatching-fork, or great comb, so as to get the straws parallel.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English ġilm, ġelm (handful), from Proto-West Germanic *galmi, possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (to flourish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yelm (plural yelmes)

  1. (hapax) yelm, yealm (sheaf of straw for thatching)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: yelm, yealm

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