FOLM
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FOLM
gen. dat. folme; acc. folm, folme; pl. nom. acc. folme, folma; f: folme, an; f. The palm of the hand, the hand; palma, mănus Folm mec mæg bifón the hand may grasp me, Exon. 111a; Th. 425, 6; Rä. 41, 52: Ps. Th. 79, 15. Of sceaðan folme from the hand of the foe, Andr. Kmbl. 2268; An. 1135. Ne hafaþ hió fót ne folm it has not foot nor hand, Exon. 110a; Th. 420, 27; Rä. 40, 10. Heó genam cúþe folme she took the well-known hand, Beo. Th. 2610; B. 1303: Salm. Kmbl. 339; Sal. 169: Ps. Th. 128, 5. Mægþ scearpne méce of sceáðe abræd swíðran folme the woman [Judith] drew the sharp sword from its sheath with her right hand, Judth. 10; Thw. 22, 26; Jud. 80: Beo. Th. 1500; B. 748. For ðám næglum ðe ðæs Nergendes fét þurhwódon and his folme for the nails which pierced the Saviour's feet and his hands, Elen. Kmbl. 2130; El. 1066: Exon. 108b; Th. 415, 3; Rä. 33, 5. Hæfde unlifigendes gefeormod fét and folma he had devoured the feet and hands of the lifeless, Beo. Th. 1494; B. 745. Náh geweald fóta ne folma he shall not have the power of feet nor of hands, Exon. 107b; Th. 410, 12; Rä. 28, 15. Me of folmum afere firenwyrcendra take me out of the hands of those committing sin, Ps. Th. 70, 3: Beo. Th. 319; B. 158. Geseóþ ða feorhdolg ðe gefremedon on mínum folmum and on fótum see the deadly wounds which they inflicted on my palms and in my feet, Exon. 29a; Th. 89, 12; Cri. 1456. On ðone eádgan andwlitan helfúse men hondum slógun, folmum areahtum, and fýstum eác wicked men struck on the blessed visage with their hands, with outstretched palms, and fists also, Exon. 24a; Th. 69, 23; Cri. 1125. Ic ðé wreó and scylile folmum mínum I will cover and shield thee with my hands, Cd. 99; Th. 131, 4; Gen. 2171: Exon. 28b; Th. 87, 9; Cri. 1422: Beo. Th. 1449; B. 722: Judth. 10; Thw. 23, 1; Jud. 99: Andr. Kmbl. 1044; An. 522: Elen. Kmbl. 2150; El. 1076: Ps. Th. 68, 5. [O. Sax. folmós, m. pl. the hands: O. H. Ger. folma, f. palma: Swed. famla to grope: Dan. famle to grope: Icel. fálma to grope about: Lat. palma, f: Grk. παλάμη , f. the palm of the hand.] DER. beadu-folm, gearo-, mán-.
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