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English

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Etymology

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From Middle English alarme, alarom, borrowed from Middle French alarme, itself from Old Italian all'arme! (to arms!, to the weapons!), ultimately from Latin arma (arms, weapons).

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alarm (countable and uncountable, plural alarms)

  1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
  2. Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Joel 2:1:
      Sound an alarm in my holy mountain.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House:
      She went about the house in a state of real terror, and yet lied monstrously and wilfully, and invented many of the alarms she spread, and made many of the sounds we heard.
  3. A sudden attack; disturbance.
  4. Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
  5. A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.
    The clock radio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside.
  6. An instance of an alarm ringing, beeping or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.
    You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.

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alarm (third-person singular simple present alarms, present participle alarming, simple past and past participle alarmed)

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  1. (transitive) To call to arms for defense.
  2. (transitive) To give (someone) notice of approaching danger, or necessary action; to rouse to vigilance; to put on the alert.
    • 1838, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess:
      When the carriage drew up in the grass-grown court yard before the hall-door, two lazy-looking men, whose appearance well accorded with that of the place which they tenanted, alarmed by the obstreperous barking of a great chained dog, ran out from some half-ruinous out-houses, and took charge of the horses; []
  3. (transitive) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
  4. (transitive) To keep in excitement; to disturb.

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Albanian

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Etymology

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From French alarme (alarm).

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alárm m (plural alárme, definite alármi, definite plural alármet)

  1. (army) alarm
    Synonym: kushtrim
  2. (figurative) anxiety
    Synonym: shqetësim

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  • Oda Buchholz, Wilfried Fiedler, Gerda Uhlisch (2000) Langenscheidt Handwörterbuch Albanisch, Langenscheidt Verlag, →ISBN, page 32 (noun alárm/alarm)
  • [1] m. noun alárm/alarm (engl. alarm) • Fjalor Shqip (Albanian Dictionary)

Czech

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alarm m inan

  1. alarm

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  • alarm”, in Příruční slovník jazyka českého (in Czech), 1935-1957
  • alarm”, in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého (in Czech), 1960–1971, 1989
  • alarm in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Danish

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alarm c (singular definite alarmen, plural indefinite alarmer)

  1. alarm

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Ultimately from Italian all' arme (to arms), allarme; compare also French alarme. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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alarm n (plural alarmen, diminutive alarmpje n)

  1. alarm

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  • Negerhollands: allarm, alarm
  • Indonesian: alarm

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Indonesian

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Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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Internationalism, borrowed from Dutch alarm.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈalarm/, [alarə̆m]
  • Hyphenation: alarm
  • Rhymes: -m

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alarm (plural alarm-alarm, first-person possessive alarmku, second-person possessive alarmmu, third-person possessive alarmnya)

  1. alarm

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Kashubian

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Etymology

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Internationalism; possibly Borrowed from Polish alarm or German Alarm. Ultimately from Italian all' arme (to arms). Doublet of larm.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈalarm/
  • Rhymes: -alarm
  • Syllabification: a‧larm

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alarm m inan

  1. alarm (device used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alert
  2. alarm (sound used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alert
  3. alarm (state of being alerted)

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  • Stefan Ramułt (1993) [1893] “alarm”, in Jerzy Trepczyk, editor, Słownik języka pomorskiego czyli kaszubskiego (in Kashubian), 3 edition
  • Jan Trepczyk (1994) “alarm”, in Słownik polsko-kaszubski (in Kashubian), volumes 1–2
  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011) “18428”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi[2]
  • alarm”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Italian all' arme (to arms) and allarme, via French alarme.

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alarm m (definite singular alarmen, indefinite plural alarmer, definite plural alarmene)

  1. an alarm

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From Italian all' arme (to arms) and allarme, via French alarme.

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alarm m (definite singular alarmen, indefinite plural alarmar, definite plural alarmane)

  1. an alarm

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Polish

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Borrowed from French alarme or German Alarm,[1] from Italian all'arme (to arms).[2] First attested in 1644–1660.[3]

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alarm m inan

  1. alarm (device used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alert
  2. alarm (sound used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alert
  3. alarm (state of being alerted)
    Hypernym: alert
  4. alarm (fear, apprehension)
    Hypernym: alert

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  1. ^ Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000) “alarm”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)
  2. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927) “alarm”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna
  3. ^ Teresa Sokołowska (14.04.2022) “ALARM”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century]

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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From French alarme.

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  • IPA(key): /ǎlarm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧larm

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àlarm m (Cyrillic spelling а̀ларм, relational adjective àlarmnī)

  1. alarm

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  • alarm” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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alarm n

  1. an alarm (warning or emergency signal, and a device that emits such a signal)
  2. alarm (state of alarm)

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Declension of alarm 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative alarm alarmet alarm alarmen
Genitive alarms alarmets alarms alarmens

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Turkish

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Etymology

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From French alarme.

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  • IPA(key): /a.laɾm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧larm

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alarm (definite accusative alarmı, plural alarmlar)

  1. alarm
    Tehlike anında alarmı beklemeden sığınağa girmeliyiz.
    In case of danger, we must enter the shelter without waiting for the alarm.
  2. alarm clock
    Synonym: çalar saat
    Alarmım zamanında çalmadı.
    My alarm clock didn't ring on time.

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Inflection
Nominative alarm
Definite accusative alarmı
Singular Plural
Nominative alarm alarmlar
Definite accusative alarmı alarmları
Dative alarma alarmlara
Locative alarmda alarmlarda
Ablative alarmdan alarmlardan
Genitive alarmın alarmların