Last modified on 20 October 2014, at 13:52

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From Old English ælmesse, from Ancient Greek ἐλεημοσύνη (eleēmosúnē, alms), from ἐλεέω (eleéō, I have mercy), from ἔλεος (éleos, mercy). Correction: Greek: ελεημοσύνη, ελεω, ελεος

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alms (plural alms)

  1. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
    She gave $10 weekly to the poor as alms.
    Alms are distributed from the weekly collection for the purpose.

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alms

  1. indefinite genitive singular of alm