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holm

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[ hohm ]
/ hoʊm /
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noun British Dialect.

a low, flat tract of land beside a river or stream.
a small island, especially one in a river or lake.

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Origin of holm

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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

Definition for holm (2 of 3)

holm2
[ hohm ]
/ hoʊm /

noun

Origin of holm

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1350–1400; Middle English, by dissimilation from holn,Old English holenholly

Definition for holm (3 of 3)

Holm
[ hohlm ]
/ hoʊlm /

noun

Han·ya [hahn-ye], /ˌhɑn yɛ/, 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for holm (1 of 2)

holm1
/ (həʊm) /

noun dialect, mainly Northwest English

an island in a river, lake, or estuary
low flat land near a river

Word Origin for holm

Old English holm sea, island; related to Old Saxon holm hill, Old Norse holmr island, Latin culmen tip

British Dictionary definitions for holm (2 of 2)

holm2
/ (həʊm) /

noun

short for holm oak
mainly British a dialect word for holly

Word Origin for holm

C14: variant of obsolete holin, from Old English holegn holly
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