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English

A human male’s arm.

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English < Old English} earm, from Germanic *armi- or *arma-, from Proto-Indo-European *ar-mo-, a suffixed form of *ar- (to fit together). Cognates to Avestan arma and Old Persian arma.

Noun

Singular
arm

Plural
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arm ({{{1}}})
  1. (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.
    She stood with her right arm extended and her palm forward to indicate “Stop!”
  2. A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.
    The robot arm reached out and placed the part on the assembly line.
  3. A bay or inlet off a main body of water.
    Shelburne Bay is an arm of Lake Champlain.
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Etymology 2

Middle English < Old French arme < Latin arma (weapons), from Proto-Indo-European *ar-mo-, a suffixed form of *ar- (to fit together), hence ultimately cognate with etymology 1.

Noun

Singular
arm

Plural
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arm ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A weapon.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) heraldic bearings or insignia
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Verb

Infinitive
to arm

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to arm (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To supply with a weapon or weapons.
  2. To prepare a tool or a weapon for action, to activate.
    Remember to arm an alarm system.
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Dutch

Etymology 1

from Germanic *armi- or *arma-, from Proto-Indo-European *ar-mo-, a suffixed form of *ar- (to fit together). Cognates to Avestan [[arma#Template:lang:ave|arma]] and Old Persian arma.

Noun

arm m. (plural armen, diminutive armpje)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) arm
    Iemand kneep in mijn arm. — Someone pinched my arm.
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Etymology 2

From Germanic *arma-, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h2erH- (to be sparse)

Adjective

(inflection) uninflected inflected
positive arm arme
comparative armer armere
superlative armst armste

arm, arme (comparative armer, armere; superlative armst, armste)

  1. poor (not rich)
    arme landen — poor nations
  2. poor (unfortunate)
    arme stakker… — poor soul…
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Estonian

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:et:Template:lang:de derivations]]

Noun

arm

  1. mercy
  2. scar

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ʔaʁm]

Etymology

From Germanic *arma-, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h2erH- (to be sparse)

Adjective

arm (comparative ärmer, superlative am ärmsten)[[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|arm]]

  1. poor (having little money)
  2. poor (to be pitied)

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Norwegian

Noun

arm m. (definite singular armen; indefinite plural armer; definite plural armene)

  1. arm

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *armaz, whence also Old High German arm, Old Norse armr

Noun

arm m.

  1. arm

Old High German

Etymology 1

Common Germanic *armaz, whence also Old English earm, Old Norse armr

Adjective

arm

  1. poor

Etymology 2

Common Germanic *armaz, whence also Old English arm, Old Norse armr

Noun

arm m.

  1. arm

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

arm c.

Inflection for arm Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative arm armen armar armarna
Genitive arms armens armars armarnas
  1. (anatomy) arm; the body part
  2. arm; something extending from a body

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Adjective

Inflections of
arm
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common arm armare armast
Neuter armt
Definite
singular
Masc. arme armaste
All arma armaste
Plural arma armaste

arm

  1. (obsolete) poor; to be pitied
  2. (obsolete) poor; with no possessions or money

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