\ ˈlēm \
plural -s

Definition of leam

 (Entry 1 of 4)

chiefly Scottish
: a gleam of light : radiance
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of leam (Entry 2 of 4)

chiefly Scottish
: to shine forth : gleam
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of leam (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal, England
: a drain in a fen
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of leam (Entry 4 of 4)

dialectal, British
: to take (nuts) from the husks

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History and Etymology for leam

Noun (1)

Middle English leme, from Old English lēoma; akin to Old Saxon liomo gleam, radiance, Old Norse ljōmi radiance, Old English lēoht light

Intransitive verb

Middle English lemen, from leme, noun

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Transitive verb

origin unknown

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“Leam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leam. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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