almous

noun

al·​mous
ˈäməs,
ˈȯ-
plural almous
dialectal, British
: alms

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (northern dialect) almouse, almus, awmus, from Old Norse almusa, ölmusa, from Old Saxon almōsa or Old High German alamuosan

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almous was in the 14th century

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“Almous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/almous. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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