See also: Elm

EnglishEdit

Ulmus minor, an elm.
Asymmetry of leaf (U. rubra)

Alternative formsEdit

  • ellum (pronunciation spelling)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English elme, elm, from Old English elm, from Proto-Germanic *elmaz (compare dialectal Low German Elm, dialectal German Ilm, Norwegian and Swedish alm), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élem 'mountain elm' (compare Irish leamh, Latin ulmus, Albanian ulzë (maple)).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ĕlm, IPA(key): /ɛlm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlm

NounEdit

elm (countable and uncountable, plural elms)

  1. (countable) A tree of the genus Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, large deciduous trees with alternate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers.
    Synonym: (dialectal) elven
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  2. (uncountable, usually attributive) Wood from an elm tree.

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Cyrillic
Roman elm
Perso-Arabic

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Arabic عِلْم(ʿilm).

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elm (definite accusative elmi, plural elmlər)

  1. science

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin helmus, elmus, attested from the 13th century.[1]

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elm m (plural elms)

  1. helmet

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  1. ^ “elm” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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elm (plural elms)

  1. elm