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holm1 (həʊm)
1.  an island in a river, lake, or estuary
2.  low flat land near a river
[Old English holm sea, island; related to Old Saxon holm hill, Old Norse holmr island, Latin culmen tip]

holm2 (həʊm)
1.  short for holm oak
2.  chiefly (Brit) a dialect word for holly
[C14: variant of obsolete holin, from Old English holegnholly]

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Word Origin & History

from O.N. holmr "small island, especially in a bay or river," also "meadow by a shore," or cognate O.Dan. hulm "low lying land," from P.Gmc. *hul-maz, from PIE base *kel- "to rise, be elevated" (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate O.E. holm (only attested
in poetic language) meant "sea, ocean, wave."
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