walm

1 of 2

noun

plural -s
obsolete

walm

2 of 2

intransitive verb

ˈwäm
archaic
archaic : to well up (as water) : gush forth
waters spring and walm out of the inner parts of the earth Stephen Batman

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, bubbling of water, from Old English wælm, wielm action of boiling or bubbling; akin to Old High German walm action of boiling, Old English weallan, wyllan to bubble, well

Intransitive verb

Middle English walmen, from walm, noun

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“Walm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walm. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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