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Palm
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English

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Etymology 1

A palm tree (Cocos nucifera)

From Middle English palme, from Old English palm, palma ("palm-tree, palm-branch"), from Latin palma ("palm-tree, palm-branch, palm of the hand"), from Proto-Indo-European *pl?h?meh?, *pl?m- ("palm of the hand"). Cognate with Dutch palm, German Palme, Danish palme, Icelandic pálmur ("palm").

Noun

palm (plural palms)

  1. Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae or Arecaceae, which are mainly found in the tropics.
    Synonym: palm tree
  2. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
  3. (figuratively, by extension) Triumph; victory.
  4. (Scouting) Any of 23 awards that can be earned after obtaining the Eagle Scout rank, but generally only before turning 18 years old.
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  • (Scouting award): Palm
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Etymology 2

A human hand with the palm labelled

From Middle English palme, paume, from Old French palme, paulme, paume ("palm of the hand, ball, tennis"), from Latin palma ("palm of the hand, hand-breadth"), from Proto-Indo-European *palam-, *pl?m- ("palm of the hand"). Cognate with Ancient Greek (palám?, "palm of the hand"), Old English folm ("palm of the hand"), Old Irish lám ("hand").

Noun

palm (plural palms)

  1. The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
    Synonym: loof
    Antonym: hardel
  2. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
  3. A linear measure equal either to the breadth of the hand or to its length from the wrist to the ends of the fingers; a hand; used in measuring a horse's height.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Internat. Cyc to this entry?)
  4. (sailmaking) A metallic disk attached to a strap and worn in the palm of the hand; used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
  5. The broad flattened part of an antler, as of a full-grown fallow deer; so called as resembling the palm of the hand with its protruding fingers.
    • 1999, Dana Stabenow, Hunter's Moon, ->ISBN, page 168:
      They watched until the younger bull received a second cut, this one on his flank from a point on the brow palm that would have impaled him if he hadn't jumped out of the way.
  6. (nautical) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
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Verb

palm (third-person singular simple present palms, present participle palming, simple past and past participle palmed)

  1. To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something.
  2. To hold something without bending the fingers significantly.
    John palmed the ball.
  3. To move something with the palm of the hand.
    • 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, "Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham", in BBC[1]:
      The home side's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic managed to palm the drive on to the post but the sheer pace of the shot forced the ball into the net.
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Dutch

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch palme, from Old Dutch palma, from Latin palma.

Noun

palm m (plural palmen, diminutive palmpje n)

  1. Any palm, (tropical tree of the family Palmae).
Derived terms
  • various
  • Species and genera of Palmae

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Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch palme, from Old French palme, from Latin palma.

Noun

palm f (plural palmen, diminutive palmpje n)

  1. A palm, the flat (middle part of the hand)
    Synonym: handpalm
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Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

palm f

  1. genitive plural of palma

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish palmber, palma, from Old Norse palmi, from Latin palma.

Pronunciation

Noun

palm c

  1. A palm, tropical tree.

Declension

Declension of palm 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative palm palmen palmer palmerna
Genitive palms palmens palmers palmernas

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