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Holm

[hohlm] /hoʊlm/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for h. holm

holm1

/həʊm/
noun (dialect, mainly Northwest English)
1.
an island in a river, lake, or estuary
2.
low flat land near a river
Word Origin
Old English holm sea, island; related to Old Saxon holm hill, Old Norse holmr island, Latin culmen tip

holm2

/həʊm/
noun
1.
short for holm oak
2.
(mainly Brit) a dialect word for holly
Word Origin
C14: variant of obsolete holin, from Old English holegnholly
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Word Origin and History for h. holm

holm

n.

late Old English, from Old Norse holmr "small island, especially in a bay or river," also "meadow by a shore," or cognate Old Danish hulm "low lying land," from Proto-Germanic *hul-maz, from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill" (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate Old English holm (only attested in poetic language) meant "sea, ocean, wave."

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