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See also: gomë and gɔmɛ

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gome (man), from Old English guma (man), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (man), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ (earthling), *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling). Related to Latin homō. See also human.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gome

  1. (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England) A man.
    • a. 1500, The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane:
      A gome gais to ane garet.
    • 1515, The Scottish Field:
      The King was glade of that golde, that the gome brought.
    • 1820, Scots Magazine:
      Whan the stalwart gome strade ower the spait An' clasp'd me in the flude.

Usage notesEdit

The word gome survives only as part of the oral tradition in rural Scotland and Northern England. It is not used in common speech.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Old English guma, from Proto-Germanic *gumô, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːm(ə)/, /ˈɡum(ə)/

NounEdit

gome (plural gomes or gomen)

  1. A man; a male human being.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      And þus bigynneth þes gomes · to greden ful heiȝ.
    • c1450, Life of Saint Cuthbertː
      Some towns wex near toom, In the which woned many a gome.
    • a1460-a1500, The Towneley Plays:
      To thee, Jesus, I make my mone..farwell! gracious gome! where so thou gone..
  2. A fighter or combatant; one who engages in battle.
  3. A young male; a child who is male.
  4. A person of any gender; a human being.
  5. (rare) A male hireling, assistant or underling
  6. (rare) A bridegroom; a male spouse.
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Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Old English gōma, from Proto-Germanic *gōmô.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡoːm(ə)/, /ˈɡɔm(ə)/

NounEdit

gome (plural gomes or goman)

  1. (often in the plural) The flesh around the teeth; the gum.
  2. The interior of one's mouth; the palate or roof of the mouth.
  3. (rare, late me) One's teeth or jaws.
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Old Norse gaumr, from Proto-Germanic *gaumaz.

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gome (uncountable)

  1. Regard, attention, gaum.
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Etymology 4Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman gome.

NounEdit

gome

  1. Alternative form of gumme

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gome, gume, from Old English guma (man, lord, hero), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (man).

NounEdit

gome (plural gomes)

  1. a man