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holm1

[hohm] /hoʊm/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a low, flat tract of land beside a river or stream.
2.
a small island, especially one in a river or lake.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English holm; cognate with Old Norse holm islet, Danish holm, Swedish holme a small island, German Holm hill, island, Latin columen, culmen summit; see hill

holm2

[hohm] /hoʊm/
noun
1.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English, by dissimilation from holn, Old English holen holly

Holm

[hohlm] /hoʊlm/
noun
1.
Hanya [hahn-ye] /ˌhɑn yɛ/ (Show IPA), 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 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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