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calm

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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
John C. Calhoun
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English

Etymology

From Old French calme < Old [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] calma. Calma may derive from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" < Ancient Greek καῦμα (kauma) "heat" (especially of the sun), from καίω (kaiō) "I burn", or possibly from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] caleō < Ancient Greek (Doric) κάλεoς (of the Ionic κήλεος "burning")

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
calm

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) peaceful, quiet
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Free of noise and disturbance.

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Noun

Singular
calm

Plural
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calm ({{{1}}})
  1. (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
  2. (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
  3. A period of time without wind.

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Verb

Infinitive
to calm

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to calm (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make calm.
  2. (intransitive) To become calm.

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