See also: ALMS, ALMs, and Alms

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From Middle English almes, almesse, ælmesse, from Old English ælmesse, from Proto-West Germanic *alimosina, a borrowing 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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  • Gullah: aa'ms

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alms

  1. indefinite genitive singular of alm

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