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Malcolm

[mal-kuh m]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Gaelic word meaning “disciple of Saint Columba.”
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Malcolm

noun
  1. George. 1917–97, British harpsichordist
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Malcolm

masc. proper name, from Old Irish Máel Coluim "servant of (St.) Columba," from máel "servant," etymologically "bald, shorn, hornless," from PIE base *mai- "to cut" (see maim).

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