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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English almes, almesse, ælmesse, from Old English ælmesse, from Vulgar Latin *alemosyna, from Late Latin eleēmosyna, from Ancient Greek ἐλεημοσύνη(eleēmosúnē, alms), from ἐλεέω(eleéō, I have mercy), from ἔλεος(éleos, mercy). Compare Saterland Frisian Aalmoose(alms), Dutch aalmoes(alms), German Almosen(alms).

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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