AskDefine | Define Holm

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English

Pronunciation

/həʊm/

Etymology 1

Alteration of hollin.

Noun

  1. italbrac obsolete except in dialects The holly.
  2. A common evergreen oak, of Europe, Quercus ilex; the holm oak.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse holmr ‘islet’, cognate with Old English holm.

Noun

  1. Land that is liable to flooding; a river island.

Danish

Noun

holm
  1. sand island

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *xulma- ‘hill, rise’. Cognate with Old Saxon holm, Old Norse holmr.

Pronunciation

/holm/

Noun

holm
  1. ocean, sea, waters
    Ða wæs heofonweardes gast ofer holm boren. The spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Declension

Slovene

Noun

holm

Extensive Definition

Holm may refer to a geographical location:
In Romania:
In Scotland:
  • Holm, Inverness, a small residential area in the south of the city of Inverness.
  • Holm, Mainland Orkney, a parish on the mainland of Orkney
  • Holm - a flat area of pasture next to a river and prone to flooding in winter.
  • Holm - the name for a small and rounded islet, especially in the Orkney and Shetland archipelagoes.
In Germany:
  • Holm, Nordfriesland, a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Holm, Pinneberg, a municipality in the district of Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein
Elsewhere:
  • Holm - In Denmark, a small village North of Nordborg on the island Als.
Holm is a surname and may refer to:

See also

  • -hou, the Norman language version of holm, meaning "small island"
  • Holme
  • Holmes
Holm in Danish: Holm
Holm in German: Holm
Holm in Esperanto: Holm
Holm in French: Holm
Holm in Dutch: Holm
Holm in Polish: Holm
Holm in Romanian: Holm (dezambiguizare)
Holm in Swedish: Holm
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